Big Creek Bug  LbNA # 350

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateFeb 8 2003
CountySan Jacinto
LocationShepherd, TX
Found ByNLW
Last UpdateApr 9 2011
Hike Distance?

*** Part of my TX Birding Trail Series ***
Added log (7/29/09)
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
Status: alive


Sam Houston National Forest is located just north of Houston and contains the Lone Star Hiking Trail, Double Lake Recreation Area and Big Creek Scenic Area, which is part of the Trinity Loop described on the Upper Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail map. Birds that can be found here include Louisiana Water thrushes, Worm-eating Warblers and rare Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. Big Creek is also known for dragonflies, and many can be seen near the parking area. So bring your binoculars and spend a day with the birds and bugs.

Shepherd is located about 60 miles north of Houston on Hwy. 59. At TX 150, turn left (west) and go 5 miles to USF 217. Turn left (south) and go 2 miles to Big Creek Scenic Area parking lot on the right.

From the parking area, walk across the bridge and follow the trail about 100 yards to the Lone Star Trail junction with a trail map sign. Go right on the Lone Star Trail for 50 steps to a pine tree on the left with green paint marking the Pine Trail Loop. Turn left onto this trail and go 20 steps. Look to the left, off the trail, for a rotten stump about 15 steps away. Go to it and look behind under dead branches and a rock for the box. Please replace as described.