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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »

  • Turner River Closure

    Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »

  • Campground Closure

    Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. 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 »

  • Portion of Florida National Scenic Trail Closed

    Florida National Scenic Trail as well as its side trails north of Interstate 75 are closed due to the Orange Blossom Fire. More »

Meeting Reference Materials- 2011

REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 8/2011 MEETING

Draft minutes of 4/27/11 meeting (49.0 KB, .doc file)

Bear Island update (1.2 MB, .ppt file)


REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 10/2011 MEETING

Draft minutes of 8/25/11 meeting (55.5 KB, .doc file)


REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 12/2011 MEETING

Adaptive management presentation (2.5 MB, PDF file)

Draft minutes of 10/18/11 meeting (43.0 KB, .doc file)

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

Did You Know?

Many large trees that did exist were harvested in the early 1900s.

There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.