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BIG CREEK SCENIC AREA. 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.

Christopher Long


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

Christopher Long, "BIG CREEK SCENIC AREA," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.