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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

  • Campground Closure

    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. 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 »

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?

manatee

Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives. More...