• The Florida panther's steely gaze - NPS/RALPH ARWOOD

    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 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 »


"...to promote and regulate the use of the...national parks...which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."

National Park Service Organic Act, 16 U.S.C.1.

The National Park Service is made up of a dedicated staff of individuals who care for special places that were saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Information on these pages will provide insight into the management of Big Cypress National Preserve.


Learn More About Us - Big Cypress Business Plan
In July 2011, the Preserve Business Plan was completed after several years of development. The Plan is used to provide partners a clear picture of what the Preserve is, what our management structure is, what our goals are, how we operate and how outside organizations may assist us in achieving our goals.

hi resoloution version of the plan [34 megs]
lo resoloution version of the plan [2 megs]

Did You Know?

Alligator in the swamp.

Feeding alligators creates nuisance alligators. Every year alligators that have been fed by visitors begin to lose their fear of humans. If these animals become aggresive they are killed to ensure visitor safety. To avoid this tragic end for these unique animals DO NOT FEED THEM.