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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 »

Meeting Reference Materials - 2013


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)



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

Did You Know?


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.