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 »
Contact Public Affairs
For media inquiries please call the national preserve's Public Affairs Officer, Bob DeGross, at 239-695-1107 (office), or 239-340-0123 (cell).
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For special use permits for commercial filming and photography contact Renee Mackenzie at 239-695-1117.
For general information, please call the Big Cypress National Preserve information line at 239-695-4758, or you may send your request via e-mail.
Did You Know?
Before Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States designated Big Cypress as the country's first national preserve, in 1974, he worked as a National Park Ranger at Yellowstone National Park, in 1936. He was the only US President to have worked for the National Park Service.