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 »
Artists Selected for the 2013-2014 Artist-In-Residence Program
Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165
Five talented artists have been selected for the 2013-2014, Artist-In-Residence program at Big Cypress National Preserve.
For more information about this year's artists, please click here.
Artists have had a long-standing impact on the formation, expansion and direction of our national parks. Painting the landscapes of the American West, visual artists like Thomas Moran, George Catlin and Albert Bierstadt focused attention on natural wonders in the western landscape, then unfamiliar to the eastern populace.
These visual records of early artists helped to stimulate the establishment of many of our national parks.
The Artist-In-Residence Program at Big Cypress National Preserve carries on this tradition by offering 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 Artist-In-Residence program at Big Cypress National Preserve, please click here.
Did You Know?
Alligator hatching season is typically September through October in south Florida. A female can lay up to 50 eggs, about 45 of which will hatch, but only two or three will make it beyond the first two years of life.