Village Creek State Park’s 1,090 heavily forested acres are located in the Hardin County town of Lumberton, 10 miles north of Beaumont. The state acquired the property in 1979. The park opened on April 20, 1994.
Village Creek State Park takes its name from Village Creek, a free-flowing stream that rises near the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation. The creek meanders 69 miles southeast to a junction with the Neches River. The river in turn eventually empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
Village Creek is a very popular flat-water canoeing stream in the heart and soul of what remains of the Big Thicket. Heavy rainfall severely floods the banks of Village Creek every three or four years.