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 »
Doing Business With The Preserve
Various activities in the Preserve require permits or other regulation. For a better idea of activities that might be subject to regulation, click on the links below for more information and contacts.
Contracting with the NPS
Special Park Use Permits
Examples of special park uses include weddings, first-amendment activities, events such as a bike race or meeting, group activities for groups of 20 or more participants, and non-profit organization activities.
For further information, please contact the Permit Coordinator at (239) 695-1153 or click here to e-mail. The application can be accessed with a direct link below.
Research and Collection Permits
Providing Commercial Visitor Services
Special Event Permits
First Amendment Activities
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.