Prescribed fires are planned for the near future. Please the following link to learn more about specific dates and locations. 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 »
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 »
All Fire Related Closures Lifted in Preserve
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
As of Friday, June 8, 2007, Pedro Ramos, Acting Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, announced that all fire related closures within the Preserve have been removed. This allows visitors to once again access the entire Florida Trail within the Preserve boundaries, the Bear Island Unit, and areas of the Addition Lands north of Interstate 75.
All non-fire related closures remain in affect. This includes the annual 60 day recreational ORV access closure that was implemented on June, and will remain in affect through Thursday, August 2. Additionally some facilities within the Preserve remain closed for the slow summer season.
For more information on closures within the Preserve, click on the highlight to the right.
Fire activity related to the Big Cypress Complex Fires has been greatly reduced though Preserve fire staff continue monitoring and mop-up of fire areas.
Did You Know?
Big Cypress National Preserve was one of the first national preserves within the National Park System. As a preserve, Big Cypress manages for a broader range of recreational activities, including hunting and off-road vehicle access.