• The Florida panther's steely gaze - NPS/RALPH ARWOOD

    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 »

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.

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