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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 »

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?

Researchers gather data from a bear that was removed as a nuisance.

Do not feed wildlife within the preserve. A "fed bear is a dead bear." This bear was fed and eventually became a threat to visitor safety. Nuisance wildlife is sometimes removed, but typically does not survive.