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 »
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 »
Big Cypress Kicks off National Poetry Month with a Poetry Contest
Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165
April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with a poetry contest? Big Cypress National Preserve invites submissions for the first annual Big Cypress National Preserve poetry contest. Participants are encouraged to explore the Preserve, and write about their experiences.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and poems will be displayed on the Preserve website, and Facebook page throughout the months of April and May. Winners will be selected by the staff of Big Cypress National Preserve by April 20.
Please mail poems to:
Or, email your poetry to:email@example.com
For additional information, please contact the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome center at 239-695-4758.
Did You Know?
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.