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 »
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 »
Green Treefrogs are one of south Florida's most commonly seen treefrogs because they are at equally at home in the deep swamps of Big Cypress as well as the gardens of suburbs. If ever you find yourself hearing a strange quacking noise right before the summer rains start you may be hearing the "Rain Call" of a Green Treefrog. These brilliantly colored frogs prefer to sing right before it rains and some people say they are the best weather forecasters around!
How to Identify
Where they Live
How they Climb
Did You Know?
The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.