Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
Campfire Ban in Effect.
Due to severe fire conditions campfires restrictions are currently in place. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground within Big Cypress National Preserve. All other established campgrounds will be closed. More »
Freshwater to the Sea
The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.
The TRT program is an extended professional development opportunity for teachers to connect with national parks through summer employment.Read More
Follow Big Cypress through Social Media!
Big Cypress wants you to stay connected. We are using Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter to help you find out the latest.Read More
Take the Tamiami Trail "Triathlon" Challenge!
The Tamiami Trail "Triathlon" encourages individuals and families to get out of their cars and explore areas within easy access of the Tamiami Trail.Read More
Visit our Online Bookstore!
Forget to buy that souvenir while you were visiting the Preserve? It's not too late!Read More
Off-Road Vehicle Use & Hunting
Hunting and off-road vehicle use are recreational activities visitors engage in at Big Cypress. Learn more about how to engage in these activities.Read More
Take a hike!
Stretching 1,400 miles, the Florida National Scenic Trail has many miles of stunning views, providing memories that will last a lifetime.Read More
Did You Know?
There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name comes from the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.