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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »

  • Turner River Closure

    Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »

  • Campground Closure

    Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. More »

  • Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure

    Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. More »

Fire Statistics

NUMBER OF FIRES BY YEAR

 

YEAR

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008


Prescribed Fire


15


20


9


24


41


32


Wildfire


16


23


39


7


19


17


Mutual Aid

Wildfire and Prescribed Fire


6


4


3


2


3


2


Total


37


47


51


33


63


51




 

FIRE ACRES BY YEAR

 

YEAR

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008


Prescribed Fire


25,700


29,742


19,702


51,542


83,017


68,830


Wildfire


20,522


10,255


50,945


600


34,846


11,602


Mutual Aid

Wildfire and Prescribed Fire


483


131


2,151


150


1,643


2,116


Total


46,705


40,128


72,798


52,292


119,506


82,548



Did You Know?

Alligator in the swamp.

Feeding alligators creates nuisance alligators. Every year alligators that have been fed by visitors begin to lose their fear of humans. If these animals become aggresive they are killed to ensure visitor safety. To avoid this tragic end for these unique animals DO NOT FEED THEM.