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 National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
The first meeting of the Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2007, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Everglades City School at 415 School Drive, Everglades City, FL.
This first meeting will be administrative in nature. The topics to be discussed will be introductions, meeting logistics, parameters and ground rules for operation of the Committee. The meeting will be open to the public, and time will be reserved for public comment.
"This public process will greatly assist the National Park Service in continued management of Off-Road Vehicles within Big Cypress National Preserve." Stated Karen Gustin, Superintendent of the Preserve. "Recommendations from the Advisory Committee will help us move forward on the implementation of the Preserve’s ORV Management Plan."
Written comments for Advisory Committee consideration may be sent to: Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141–1000, Attn: ORV Advisory Committee.
For further information contact Preserve staff at 239–695–1103 or go to the website http://parkplanning.nps.gov/bicy and select ORV Advisory Committee.
The ORV Advisory Committee was established pursuant to the Preserve’s 2000 Recreational Off-road Vehicle Management Plan and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 to examine issues and make recommendations regarding the management of ORVs within the Preserve.
Did You Know?
Do not feed wildlife within the preserve. A "fed bear is a dead bear." This bear was fed and eventually became a threat to visitor safety. Nuisance wildlife is sometimes removed, but typically does not survive.