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Village Creek State Park

Big Thicket Gateway

Amazing diversity of both plants and wildlife makes Village Creek State Park a very special place. We’re 10 miles north of Beaumont on the edge of the Big Thicket. Come to camp, canoe, or just enjoy the quiet – you’ll be glad you did!

Things to Do

The park sits along Village Creek, one of the few free-flowing creeks in Texas. Here you can camp, picnic, fish, hike, mountain bike, geocache, study nature and view wildlife. Rent our covered picnic pavilion for your next group gathering.

Before you come:

Stay: Choose from campsites for tents and RVs, or rent our eight-person cabin. You can also camp with your sponsored youth group.

Paddle the Village Creek Paddling Trail, which you can access from the park’s canoe launch.

Several outfitters and guide services can help with your adventure. 

Explore eight miles of trails on foot or bike. Take young hikers on the Lil’ Paws Nature Trail. The longer Water Oak Trail passes through arid sandy lands and bottomland swamps. 

Fish in Village Creek for catfish, bass and sunfish. We lend fishing tackle for use in the park. You do not need a fishing license to fish from shore in a state park!

Shop at our park store for gift items.

Volunteer! We need your help. Ask at headquarters or check our Volunteer page.

DonateSupport state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Ranger Programs

We offer guided nature and night hikes, stargazing programs, campfire talks and other activities throughout the year. Check our Events page for upcoming programs. Contact the park at least two weeks in advance to request special programs for a group.

Learn more about the park on our Nature and History pages.

Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Kids: Become a Junior Ranger!

  • Borrow a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack, which has tools to help you explore the park.
  • Pick up a Junior Ranger Activity Journal. Complete activities to earn a badge.

Area Attractions

Experience more nature at the Big Thicket National Preserve and the Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary.

You’ll find museums and historic homes, as well as art galleries, theatres and concert venues, within easy driving distance. Check these websites for ideas:

8854 Park Road 74
Lumberton, TX 77657

Latitude: 30.250499

Longitude: -94.178700

(409) 755-7322

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily,
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.


We often reach capacity; reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

Busy Season

February to September


January average low is 38 degrees. July average high is 93 degrees.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

24 feet

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