• The Florida panther's steely gaze - NPS/RALPH ARWOOD

    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 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

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?

Researchers gather data from a bear that was removed as a nuisance.

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.