Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
Campfire Ban in Effect.
Due to severe fire conditions campfires restrictions are currently in place. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground within Big Cypress National Preserve. All other established campgrounds will be closed. 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).
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.
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?
Within the preserve, the HP Williams and Oasis Wildlife Viewing Platforms are popular areas to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically from January through May. Remeber not to feed or approach these dangerous animals.