Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »
All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. 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 »
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?
Ervin T. Rouse (1917-1981) wrote one of the most popular fiddling tunes of all time..."Orange Blossom Special"...about the luxury train from Orlando to Miami. He was a resident of the Loop Road area and a friend of the Seminoles.