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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. 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 »

  • Campground Closure

    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 »

Meeting Reference Materials - 2013

REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 8/2013 MEETING

Meeting Agenda (85.2 KB, PDF file)

Draft Backcountry Access Kiosk Layout (5.8 MB, PDF file)

Draft Kiosk "Orientation" Panel (244 KB, PDF file)

Draft Kiosk "You Are Here" Panel (7.5 MB, PDF file)

Draft Kiosk "Wildlife Management Area" Panel (455 KB, PDF file)

Draft Kiosk "Park or Preserve" Panel (950 KB, PDF file)

 
 

REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR 1/2013 MEETING

Secondary Trails Notice Letter (89.3 KB, .PDF file)

Did You Know?

Many large trees that did exist were harvested in the early 1900s.

There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.