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 »
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 »
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?
Many do not expect to see bears in Florida. Actually, we have a healthy population within the state. Big Cypress is one of their ideal habitats in Southwest Florida. If camping in the area, be sure to keep your camp "bear proof."