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 »
Big Cypress National Preserve strives to keep the public informed about news events which occur within the national preserve by providing press releases to local and regional news providers, and by posting current news releases on this website.
Up-to-date information about temporary road and facility closures due to weather is available by calling 239-695-1201, 239-695-4758, or by visiting the closure page on this website. For information on fire related activities and closures click here.
If you are a member of the media, or the general public, and would like to receive preserve press releases, please contact our Public Affairs Office for additional information.
Did You Know?
The great white heron is very similar to the great white egret. However, look closely and you will see that the heron has yellow legs, while the egret has black legs. The great white heron is found only in south Florida in the United States. It can also be found on several caribbean islands.