Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
Campfire Ban in Effect.
Due to severe fire conditions campfires restrictions are currently in place. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground within Big Cypress National Preserve. All other established campgrounds will be closed. More »
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 nearly 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).
Click here to be transferred to the National Park Service Public Use Statistics Office.
(FY = fiscal year)
NOTEWORTHY DATES & DESIGNATIONS
August 25, 1916
April 25, 1928
May 24, 1973
October 11, 1974
April 29, 1988
Did You Know?
Airboats are one of the approved ways to access remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve. Remember, all off-road vehicle access requires a valid permit, and visitors operating ORVs need to know the legal areas they can operate.