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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. 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 »

  • Campground Closure

    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 »

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?

Alligator in the swamp.

HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.