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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 - 2012

REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 2/2012 MEETING

ORVAC protocols (38.0 KB, .doc file)

Trail mileage as of 1/25/12 (118.0 KB, PDF file)

Stairsteps trail map (jpg) (264.1 KB, Image file)

Stairsteps trail map (kml) (210.2 KB, .kml file)

Block House camp background information (23.0 KB, .doc file)

Block House map (1.3 MB, PDF file)


REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 5/2012 MEETING

Document Content: Draft minutes of 12/6/11 meeting (54.0 KB, .doc file)

Draft minutes of 2/16/12 meeting (50.5 KB, .doc file)

Request for recommendation on ORV management in Zone 3 (48.5 KB, .doc file)


REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 8/2012 MEETING

Document Content: Draft minutes of 5/15/12 meeting (70.0 KB, .doc file)


REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 11/2012 MEETING

20120913 email to ORVAC regarding review of materials for 11/2012 meeting (26 KB, .pdf)

DRAFT suggestion on Stairsteps Unit from subcommittee to full committee (218.0 KB, .kml file)

Judge Steele's 07/10/12 Opinion & Order (314.0 KB, .pdf file)

08/30/12 DRAFT ORVAC Meeting Minutes & 7/21/12 Corndance/Stairsteps Subcommittee Report
(306 KB, .pdf file)

ORVAC Recomendations and NPS Responses

11/02/12 Email from John Adornato to full committee (68 KB, .PDF file)
- Attachment 1 (17 KB, .PDF file)
- Attachment 2 (73 KB, .PDF file)

Powerpoint presentation trail details in Turner River and Corn Dance Units (426 KB, .PDF file)

 

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Did You Know?

Airboat traveling through wet prairies.

Airboats are one of the approved ways to access remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve. Remember, all off-road vehicle access requires a valid permit, and visitors operating ORVs need to know the legal areas they can operate.