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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »

Contact Public Affairs

MEDIA INFORMATION

For media inquiries please call the national preserve's Public Affairs Officer, Bob DeGross, at 239-695-1107 (office), or 239-340-0123 (cell).

To receive press releases generated by the national preserve, please contact us by clicking here.

For special use permits for commercial filming and photography contact Renee Mackenzie at 239-695-1117.

PRESERVE INFORMATION

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?

Bear in a tree.

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."