Big Creek Scenic Area

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Big Creek Scenic Area is on Forest Service Road 217 six miles west of Shepherd in east central San Jacinto County. The scenic area, which is maintained by the Texas Forestry Association, features a 3½-mile hiking trail in four loops that partially follows Big Creek. Camping, picnicking, swimming, and showers are available at nearby Double Lake Recreation Area.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Big Creek Scenic Area,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 01, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994