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 »
Recommendations & NPS Responses
Recommendation for Implementation of Stairsteps Unit ORV Trail System, 05/30/2013 (51.2 KB, .pdf file)
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?
Before Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States designated Big Cypress as the country's first national preserve, in 1974, he worked as a National Park Ranger at Yellowstone National Park, in 1936. He was the only US President to have worked for the National Park Service.