BIG CREEK (SAN JACINTO COUNTY)
BIG CREEK (San Jacinto County). Big Creek rises five miles west of Shepherd in central San Jacinto County (at 30°31' N, 95°06' W) and flows southeast for twenty-two miles to its mouth on the Trinity River, two miles west of Romayor in Liberty County (at 30°28' N, 94°53' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches, which are now part of the Big Creek Scenic Area, designated by the United States Forest Service in 1963 as a nature preserve. The scenic area includes excellent examples of loblolly pine, yaupon, and dogwood, representative of the formerly vast Big Thicket of East Texas. While still in San Jacinto County, Big Creek flows north of Shepherd before cutting southward to form a marshy bottomland known as the Break.
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