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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 »

Meeting Reference Materials- 2010

REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 2/2010 MEETING

Draft minutes of 12/1/09 meeting (117.5 KB, .doc file)

ORV permit sales data, 2002-2009 (71.0 KB, .xls file)


REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 4/2010 MEETING

Draft minutes of 2/2/10 meeting (119.0 KB, .doc file)

Letter to FDOT, 4/9/10 (51.0 KB, .doc file)

Education and Public Use Subcommittee Recommendations to Draft Sign Plan (5.1 MB, .doc file)


REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 6/2010 MEETING

Agenda for 6/22/10 meeting (70.0 KB, .doc file)

Draft minutes of 4/20/10 meeting (7.0 MB, .doc file)

ORV permit sales data, 2002-2010 (128.5 KB, .xls file)

Managing trail pulloffs--discussion topics (67.0 KB, .doc file)

Turner River Unit trails - Map 1 (167.4 KB, PDF file)

Turner River Unit trails - Map 2 (366.2 KB, Image file)

Turner River Unit trails - Map 3 (259.1 KB, Image file)

Turner River Unit trails - Map 4 (210.9 KB, Image file)


REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 8/2010 MEETING

Agenda for 8/17/10 meeting (65.5 KB, .doc file)

Draft minutes of 6/22/10 meeting (67.5 KB, .doc file)

ORV research needs status (107.4 KB, PDF file)

Prioritized list of ORV research needs (165.7 KB, PDF file)


REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 10/2010 MEETING

Document Content: Agenda for 10/26/10 meeting (65.5 KB, .doc file)

ORV research needs status (107.4 KB, PDF file)

Prioritized list of ORV research needs (165.7 KB, PDF file)

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

Did You Know?

A great white heron scratches its neck. Notice the color of the legs.

The great white heron is very similar to the great white egret. However, look closely and you will see that the heron has yellow legs, while the egret has black legs. The great white heron is found only in south Florida in the United States. It can also be found on several caribbean islands.