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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 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 »

  • Secondary Trail Closure

    Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »

  • Campground Closure

    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 »

Federal Register Related Documents


2014 meetings notice (172 KB, PDF file)

2013 meetings notice (179 KB, PDF file)

2012 meetings notice (147.3 KB, PDF file)

June 23, 2011, meeting cancellation notice (178.4 KB, PDF file)

2011 meetings notice (132.8 KB, PDF file)

2010 meetings notice (47.0 KB, PDF file)

2009 meetings notice (45.7 KB, PDF file)

May, July, September, and November 2008 meetings notice (44.9 KB, PDF file)

March 18, 2008 meeting notice (47.1 KB, PDF file)

November 29, 2007 meeting notice (51.6 KB, PDF file)


Establishment, 7/31/07 (58.4 KB, PDF file)

Renewal, 2013 (100 KB, PDF file)

Renewal, 1/14/11 (137.1 KB, PDF file)

Renewal, 10/26/09 (47.9 KB, PDF file)

Disclaimer: Links within the above document(s) were valid as of the date published.

Did You Know?

Hunters entering the Preserve on a swamp buggy. Photo courtesy of Jack Moller.

Big Cypress National Preserve was one of the first national preserves within the National Park System. As a preserve, Big Cypress manages for a broader range of recreational activities, including hunting and off-road vehicle access.