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 »
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!
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 enthusiastically embraced alternative means of reaching out to the public through social media. 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 will assess and communicate complex Preserve conditions in a clear and simple way. Read more
Did You Know?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives. More...