Prescribed fires are planned for the near future. Please the following link to learn more about specific dates and locations. More »
Turner River Closure
Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »
Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. 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?
The great white heron is very similar to the great white egret. However, look closely and you will see that the heron has yellow legs, while the egret has black legs. The great white heron is found only in south Florida in the United States. It can also be found on several caribbean islands.