Just down the road from Deer Creek Run is the charming city of Kountze in Hardin County, Texas. Kountze was originally established as a railroad town in 1881 and was named for Herman and Augustus Kountze, financial backers of the Sabine and East Texas Railroad. As the seat of Hardin County, Kountze boasts an area of more than 89% forested lush green terrain and produces over 3.5 million board feet of lumber annually.
Kountze describes itself as "The Big Light in the Big Thicket." The thicket is a vast area of tangled, often impenetrable woods, streams, and marshes that occupies a 50-mile circle of southeastern Texas, about 25 miles north of Beaumont. The cradle of the United States' oil industry is found in the region. Now portions of the thicket are nationally protected as the Big Thicket National Preserve.
The natural beauty of this city is what draws people here, especially access to the Big Thicket National Park. Spend your days hiking, swimming, and exploring this glorious national treasure with your family and friends. You are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.