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Silsbee, Texas  77656
Headquarters/Physical Address:
50 Turtle Creek Dr. @ US Hwy 96
Silsbee, Texas 77656
Mailing Address: (Deposits)
1698 US Hwy 96 South
Silsbee, Texas 77656-7168


Eastex Canoe Trails

Big Thicket Outfitters
"Since 1978"

Secluded Camping


Canoe-Camping Checklist

Personal Gear: 

  • Flashlight 
  • Hat & Poncho 
  • Tent 
  • Camera
  • Change of Clothes, Shoes & Socks
  • Swimsuit & Towel
  • Lifejacket (if you own one)
  • Waterproof Dry Bag or Box 
  • Sunscreen & Lip Balm
  • Watertight Box
  • Dry Box
  • Sleeping Bag 
  • Mess Kit
  • Pocket Knife
  • Toiletries
  • Insect Repellent
  • Medicine
  • Drinking Water
  • Snacks
  • Camp Chair 


Shared Gear: 

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Folding Table and Stove
  • Camp Shovel / Hatchet
  • Charcoal / Matches
  • Tarp w/ lines
  • Food Locker Box 
  • Plastic Bags
  • Duct Tape 
  1. DO NOT bring Over-sized Coolers.  48 qrt. Coolers fit in all canoes. 
  2. Water filters work well in our waters. Purification tablets in your re-usable drinking containers are also a good idea.
  3. Bring charcoal (for cooking) and then use the coals to kick-start a nice evening fire.   Firewood is usually available.
  4. Completely dismantle your fireplace before breaking camp...remember, "Leave No Trace."
  5. Have a group Prayer before Bed & Breakfast....Amen! 
  6. Put away food and hang trash from a tree limb at night... Nocturnal critters do exist ....  

 Primitive Camping Opportunities...


Big Thicket is ideal for Primitive Camping. Village Creek & the Neches River are Sandy-bottomed streams forming hundreds of pristine sandbars along 100 miles of Paddling Trails. Primitive Camping is enjoyable and safe for any Family or Group that is prepared for an ADVENTURE!

     Primitve Camping for Groups


                                 Big Thicket Lodging

 Secluded Cabin Rentals Seclusion & Comfort in Big Thicket

Secuded Comfort very near Big Thicket National Preserve Visitors Center

Eastex Canoe Trails highly recommends you visit our friends' websites for more information...


+ Bed & Breakfast

 History & Comfort in Big Thicket

Historic Log Cabin on Blueberry Hill

 Peaceful & Private Cabins

Peaceful & Private Cabins nearby all Big Thicket Paddling Trails



 Tent Camping, Camping Cabins & RV sites



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