Prescribed fires are planned for the near future. Please the following link to learn more about specific dates and locations. 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 »
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 »
Book Signing by Author Maureen Sullivan-Hartung
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
On March 17, at 1:30 p.m. author, Maureen Sullivan-Hartung will give a presentation, followed by a book signing of her book: "Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby." The presentation will be at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center auditorium, 33000 Tamiami Trail East.
Maureen is a 30-year resident of Naples, Florida, and continues to pitch stories to various editors on this historic area, wanting everyone to come to know and love it as she does. Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby is her first book.
This presentation is provided with cooperation from the Florida National Parks Association. The association is an official private, non-profit partner supporting educational, interpretive, and historical and scientific research responsibilities within the national park units of South Florida. www.evergladesassociation.org
For additional information, please contact the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome center at 239-695-4758.
Did You Know?
Many do not expect to see bears in Florida. Actually, we have a healthy population within the state. Big Cypress is one of their ideal habitats in Southwest Florida. If camping in the area, be sure to keep your camp "bear proof."