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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 »

Park Newspaper Archive

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2006 / 07 National Parks of South Florida, Trip Planner



2005 / 06 National Parks of South Florida, Park Stories



2005 / 06 National Parks of South Florida, Trip Planner



2004 / 05 National Parks of South Florida, Park Stories



2004 / 05 National Parks of South Florida, Trip Planner



2003 / 04 South Florida National Parks, Guide



2003 / 04 South Florida National Parks, Trip Planner

Did You Know?

Hunters entering the Preserve on a swamp buggy. Photo courtesy of Jack Moller.

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.