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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »

Park Statistics

National Park Service sites receive approximately 280 million visitors each year. The Public Use Statistics Office website provides historic and current visitor use statistics for 374 of the 400+ units included in the National Park System (statistics are not available for some areas; for example, those with joint administration of federal and non-federal lands).

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Total land area for Rhode Island: 1,045 square miles
Total land area for Big Cypress National Preserve: 1,139 square miles

GROSS AREA
729,000 acres, or 1,139 square miles (roughly the size of Rhode Island).

 

VISITATION
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2013 - 1,005,074
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2012 - 882,570
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2011 - 941,393
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2010 - 665,523
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2009 - 812,207
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2008 - 813,790
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2007 - 822,864
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2006 - 825,857
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2005 - 768,687
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2004 - 385,194
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2003 - 400,902
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2002 - 449,481
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2001 - 409,771

(FY = fiscal year)

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