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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »

Recommendations & NPS Responses

Memo- Vehicle Specs-Final

Recommendation for Implementation of Stairsteps Unit ORV Trail System, 05/30/2013 (51.2 KB, .pdf file)
Click here to view map referred to in Stairsteps Unit recommendation.

Managing guest access to private property in-holdings, 10/26/10 (82.0 KB, .doc file)

Secondary trails, 10/26/10 (72.2 KB, PDF file)

Secondary trails, NPS response, 4/12/12 (19.0 KB, PDF file)

Managing trail terminus areas, 7/16/10 (26.4 KB, PDF file)

Managing trail terminus areas, NPS response, 4/12/12 (29.2 KB, PDF file)

Managing trail pull-offs, including dispersed camping, 10/26/10 (55.6 KB, PDF file)

Managing trail pull-offs, including dispersed camping, NPS response, 4/12/12 (36.8 KB, PDF file)

Disclaimer: Links within the above document(s) were valid as of the date published.

Did You Know?

Many large trees that did exist were harvested in the early 1900s.

There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.