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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 »

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?

A purple galinule walking along spadder dock.

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.