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 »
Big Cypress National Preserve strives to keep the public informed about news events which occur within the preserve by providing press releases to local and regional news providers, and by posting current news releases on this web site.
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?
Feeding alligators creates nuisance alligators. Every year alligators that have been fed by visitors begin to lose their fear of humans. If these animals become aggresive they are killed to ensure visitor safety. To avoid this tragic end for these unique animals DO NOT FEED THEM.