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The park has 8 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and nature study. Moreover, Various tours, interpretive, and educational programs are offered throughout the year.

Village Creek State Park, 1003.9 heavily forested acres, is located in the Hardin County community of Lumberton. Village Creek State Park takes its name from Village Creek, a free flowing stream which rises near the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation and meanders in a southeasterly direction 69 miles to a junction with the Neches River.

The park has 8 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and nature study. Moreover, Various tours, interpretive, and educational programs are offered throughout the year. These include guided nature trail hikes, a
self-guided trail, night hikes, slide presentations, campfire talks, and educational programs. Most programs occur on a regular basis and are posted on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Event Calendar. Tours and programs are also available by request by contacting the park.

The park is a "rain forest" full of cypress swamps; water tupelo, river birch, mayhaw, and yaupon trees; baygalls and blackwater sloughs in the flood
plain of the Neches River. Wildlife is also abundant with snapping turtle; white tailed deer; diamond-back water snake; opossum; spring-peeper, cricket, and bull frogs; and nine-banded armadillo. Birding enthusiasts will enjoy rain-loving wood ducks, egrets, and herons, just to name a few from over 200 species of birds native to the Big Thicket.

Directions: From Beaumont, TX, Take US Highway 69/96 North; take Mitchell Road exit onto Mitchell Road (just before the US Highway 69/96 split). Go approximately 0.4 mile on the access road and turn east (right) onto Mitchell Road. Then turn immediately north (left) onto FM 3513 (Village Creek Parkway). Go approximately 2 miles and turn East (right) on Alma Drive. Cross the railroad tracks (veer to the left) and go 0.5 mile to park entrance.

Elevation: 24 feet

Distance: 8 miles

Difficulty: Varies

 
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