Prescribed fires are planned for the near future. Please the following link to learn more about specific dates and locations. More »
Turner River Closure
Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »
Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. 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 »
Florida Trail from U.S. 41 to I-75 Reopened
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
As of Monday, June 4, 2007, Pedro Ramos, Acting Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, announced that the Florida Trail from U.S. 41 north to Interstate 75 is reopened to hiking traffic. Additionally, all areas of the Preserve south of Interstate 75 within the Addition Lands have reopened.
The Florida Trail remains closed in areas north of Interstate 75 to the northern boundary of the Preserve due to firefighting activities.
The closure related to recreational access into all areas of the Preserve north of I-75 remains in place until further notice.
Did You Know?
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.