Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 3, 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 2. 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 »
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 »
June Advisory Committee Meeting Canceled
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
The June 23rd meeting of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-road Vehicle Advisory Board is canceled. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The meetings are held at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center at 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL.
For more information on the advisory committee go to - http://www.nps.gov/bicy/parkmgmt/orv-advisory-committee.htm
Did You Know?
Airboats are one of the approved ways to access remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve. Remember, all off-road vehicle access requires a valid permit, and visitors operating ORVs need to know the legal areas they can operate.