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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 »

  • Secondary Trail Closure

    Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days 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 »

Written Public Comments- 2013

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS - 08/2013

Eric Kimmel email 08/13 (137KB, .pdf)

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS - 06/2013

Maureen B. email 06/13 (79.5KB, .pdf)

 

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS - 05/2013

Lyle McCandless email 05/29 (133KB, .pdf)

Faxed letter Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples,
05/28 (673KB, .pdf)

Lyle McCandless email, 05/13 (106KB, .pdf)

Steven B. DeLine email, 05/13 (329KB, .pdf)

Lyle McCandless email, 05/06 (100KB, .pdf)

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS - 04/2013

Alex Rodriguez email, 04/02 (80.2KB, .pdf)

 

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS - 03/2013

Rafael R Torres email, 03/18 (264 KB, .pdf)

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS - 02/2013

Lyle McCandless email, 02/07 (83 KB, .pdf)

Lyle McCandless email, 02/13 (84.8 KB, .pdf)

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS - 01/2013

Lyle McCandless email, 01/29 (91.2 KB, .pdf)

Did You Know?

A purple galinule walking along spadder dock.

The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.