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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- 2008


Agenda for next meeting (28.0 KB, .doc file)

Draft minutes of 11/29/07 meeting (75.0 KB, .doc file)

Protocols for communicationg with media (24.5 KB, .doc file)

Report: BICY Off Road Vehicle Recreation and Its Benefits (3.3 MB, PDF file)

Burns Lake ORV trail access map (1.9 MB, .doc file)

Burns Lake ORV trail and 4 x 4 access information (33.5 KB, .doc file)

Draft working principles and ground rules (27.0 KB, .DOC file)

ORV education and permitting (200.1 KB, PDF file)

ORV rules and map (2.2 MB, PDF file)

Bear Island ORV rules and map (441.6 KB, PDF file)

ORV newsletter 04/05 (122.7 KB, PDF file)

ORV newsletter 05/06 (217.5 KB, PDF file)

Subcommittees (27.0 KB, .doc file)


Agenda for 5/12/08 meeting (33.0 KB, .doc file)

Draft minutes of 3/18/08 meeting (117.5 KB, .doc file)

ORV recreational permit: random drawing (30.5 KB, .doc file)

Draft media relations policy (25.0 KB, .doc file)

Tread Lightly! study overview


Agenda for 7/21/08 meeting (35.5 KB, .doc file)

Draft minutes of 5/12/08 meeting (168.5 KB, .doc file)

ATV hospitalization impact (339.8 KB, PDF file)

ATV 2006 annual report (979.7 KB, PDF file)

ATV injuries and deaths to children (37.0 KB, .doc file)

ATV injury prevention (88.3 KB, PDF file)

ATV legislation for children (69.6 KB, PDF file)

ATV injury prevention--Pediatrics (108.8 KB, PDF file)

ATV proposed rulemaking (82.0 KB, PDF file)

ATV statistics (44.6 KB, HTML file)

ORV collisions with trail gates (63.9 KB, PDF file)

Presentation: Unlicensed Operation of ORVs (69.5 KB, .ppt file)

Presentation: Visitor Survey Project (8.6 MB, .ppt file)


11/17/08 meeting agenda (37.0 KB, .doc file)

9/23/08 draft minutes (110.5 KB, .doc file)

Turner River Unit trails map (167.4 KB, PDF file)

Corn Dance unit trails map (227.8 KB, PDF file)

Policy on appropriate/inappropriate ORV use (27.0 KB, .doc 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.