Secondary Trail Closure
As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »
October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled
The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »
Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Big Cypress National Preserve is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
Big Cypress will assess and communicate complex Preserve conditions in a clear and simple way. Read more
The Preserve will use its SWAMP program to provide educational experience to underserved youths in the Big Cypress Swamp. Read more
Big Cypress National Preserve partnered with artist Damien Joseph (from Denver, Colorado) to provide a hands on beginner, as well as intermediate level water color paint classes. Read more
Big Cypress National Preserve enthusiastically embraced alternative means of reaching out to the public through social media. Read more
Did You Know?
There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.