Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. 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 »
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 »
Campfire Ban in Effect.
Due to severe fire conditions campfires restrictions are currently in place. 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 »
Art Demonstration by Artist-In-Residence
Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165
On December 27, 2012, current Artist-In-Residence Linda Apriletti, will provide a demonstration of her medium at Oasis Visitor Center.The demonstration will be from 10:00-11:30 am.
Linda's recent focus has been on the landscapes of South Florida; more specifically, Big Cypress and the Everglades. "In both plein air and studio paintings, I am trying to bring a fresh and accurate portrayal of the many moods, quality of light and clarity of color of the changing seasons in Florida. I want to draw the viewer into my paintings and perhaps rekindle a personal memory of Florida."
Paying attention to what stops her in her tracks, Linda will capture on canvas the relatively undiscovered scenery that most individuals rarely have the opportunity to experience in person.
The Art Demonstration Series offers a chance for the visitor to learn more about how our Artist-In-Residence create their works of art, while at the Preserve.
The Artist-In-Residence Program at Big Cypress National Preserve offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the preserve's inspiring landscape. For more information about the Big Cypress Artist-In-Residence program click here.
For more information about the workshop, please call the Oasis Visitor Center at 239-695-1201.
Did You Know?
There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name comes from the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.