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 »
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?
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.