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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 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 »

  • Campground Closure

    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

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?

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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.