Piney Wood's

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Outdoor Activities

Piney Wood's Big Thicket National Park Outdoor Activities: Just go outside for a HIKE, some BIRDWATCHING, just go in the water and CANOE, find some animals and HUNT, CAMP, or even CANOE.

Location

located at 6102 FM 420, Kountze, Texas. It is 8 miles north of Kountze and approximately 30 miles north of Beaumont via US 69/287. Southcentral Texas.

Historical Background/ Information about the region


The Big Thicket: 40 years after the Biological Survey, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that created Big Thicket National Preserve. The legislation was signed by President Gerald Ford in October 1974, establishing the first national preserve in the National Park System. In 1993, legislation was passed to expand the Preserve to incorporate creek corridors and additional land areas. Today, the National Park Service manages over 105,684 acres of public lands, more or less, in what was the original Big Thicket surveyed by Parks and Cory(built by Caddo Indians).

National Parks/Landscape/State Parks🌃🌿

The Big Thicket National Preserve, Gilmer, Jefferson. Historical Places:Nacogdoches, The Big Thicket National Preserve, Texarkana, Beaumont, Orange.State Park: Caddo Lake State Park Landscape: Fire Regime

Sight Seeing/ Flora and Fauna (Plants and Animals)

With plenty of southeastern swamps, eastern deciduous forests, central plains, pine savannas, and dry sandhills meet. This diverse habitat allows an impressive array of species to coexist, including approximately 1,320 species of trees, shrubs, vines, and grasses (vascular plants), 60 mammal species, 86 reptile & amphibian species, 34 species of freshwater mussels, nearly 1,800 invertebrate species just in the Lepidoptera Family (butterflies,moths, skippers), 97 fish species, and at least 300 bird species. Cactus and orchids, beech trees and bald cypress trees, azaleas and pine trees, roadrunners and alligators, and historically, bison, jaguars & red wolves, are all included in the array of species. Four of the 5 known types of carnivorous plants found in the U.S. are found in the Big Thicket. Makes Piney Wood's Have a Tremendous amount of beautiful Attraction to find/see.

Climate☔✳☁🌅🌂⛅🌄🌇

The average annual rainfall is fairly uniformly distributed throughout the year, and humidity and temperatures are typically high. Elevations range from 200 to a little over 500 feet above sea level. Seasonal flooding of rivers and streams shape bottomlands and affect the number and types of plants found in these areas.

  • Regional average rainfall: 40-52 in./yr.

  • Regional average net evaporation rate: 16-32 inches.

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in the Piney Woods.

The average high and low

January- 57°F/36°F

February- 62°F/40°F

March- 69°F/47°F

April- 76°F/55°F

May- 83°F/64°F

June- 90°F/71°F

July- 93°F/74°F

August- 94°F/73°F

September- 88°F/67°F

October-79°F/56F

November- 68°F/45°F

December- 59°F/38°F

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