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 »
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 »
Permitted Commercial Services Operators
The following are authorized permitted companies that provide visitor services within the national preserve.
All permittees and their guides are required to have a copy of signed permit and conditions available for inspection by a park ranger at all times when operating within Big Cypress.
Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventure
C&G's Big Cypress Swamp Buggy Tours
Harold Mays Buggy Tours
Naples Kayak Company
North American Canoe Tours
The River of Grass Everglades Adventures
Shannon Brown Buggy Tours
Shurr Adventure Company
Did You Know?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives. More...