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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 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
Turner River Unit swamp buggy tours
www.captainstevesswampbuggyadventures.com
Steven Markley
PO Box 663
Chokoloskee, FL 34138
(239) 695-2186
(239) 325-7171
markley.steve@yahoo.com

C&G's Big Cypress Swamp Buggy Tours
Turner River Unit swamp buggy tours
www.bigcypressswampbuggytours.com
Glenda & Chris Hancock
PO Box 68
Chokoloskee, FL 34138
(239) 695-4756
swampbuggytours@gmail.com

Everglades Adventure Tours
Turner River/Ochopee prairie pole boat tours
Includes launching from Dona Drive
www.evergladesadventuretours.com
Jack M Shealy
PO Box 106
Everglades City, FL 34139
561-985-8207
800-504-6554
evergladesadventuretours@gmail.com

Everglades Area Tours
Turner River/Halfway Creek canoe & kayak rentals, & tours.
www.evergladesareatours.com
Charles Wright
PO Box 824
Chokoloskee, FL 34138
239-695-3633
tours@evergladesareatours.com

Everglades Day Safari
Van tours & frontcountry hikes
www.ecosafari.com
Bob Cowlishaw
Fort Myers, FL 33908
800-472-3069 or 239-472-1559
gator@ecosafari.com

Harold Mays Buggy Tours
Bear Island Unit swamp buggy tours & backcountry transport in Bear Island Unit
Harold Mays
PO Box 186
Everglades City, FL 34139
239-695-2864

Naples Kayak Company
Turner River/Halfway Creek canoe and kayak rentals, livery, & tours
Includes launching from Dona Drive
www.napleskayakcompany.com
Chris Boland
183 10th Street
Naples, FL 34102
239-262-6149
napleskayak@gmail.com

North American Canoe Tours
Turner River/Halfway Creek canoe & kayak rentals, livery, & tours
Includes launching from Dona Drive
www.evergladesadventures.com
Manager: Ken Kroll & David Harradin
P.O. Box 5038
Everglades City, FL 34139
239-695-3299
info@iveyhouse.com

The River of Grass Everglades Adventures
Corn Dance Unit swamp buggy tours
Turner River Unit hunting guide
www.theriverofgrass.com
Robert & Rebecca Price
Miami, FL 33176
305-279-6377
info@theriverofgrass.com

Scott & Son Everglades Expedition
Corn Dance Unit swamp buggy tours
www.evergladesexpedition.com
Lynn Scott
Riverview, FL 33569
813-892-5557
lynwoodvscott@hotmail.com

Shannon Brown Buggy Tours
Bear Island Unit swamp buggy tours & backcountry transport into Bear Island Unit
Shannon Brown
Naples, FL 34120
239-478-4419
swampbuggytours.n.p@gmail.com

Shurr Adventure Company
Turner River, Ochopee prairie, & Halfway Creek canoe & kayak tours
Includes launching from Dona Drive
www.shurradventures.net
Justin Shurr
PO Box 642
Everglades City, FL 34139
239-695-2576
1-877-45-KAYAK
info@shurradventures.net

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