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 »
Landowners Meeting Specific to Preserve Addition
Contact: Christine Clark, 239-695-1153
In a continuing effort for open communication with landowners within the legislative boundaries of Big Cypress National Preserve, National Park Service staff will hold a meeting at the Big Cypress Sanctuary Airstrip (located in the Big Cypress Addition) on Monday evening, April 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
There are over 200 privately held parcels within the Addition of the Preserve. We hope to offer presentations on several topics of interest specifically to those who own property within the Big Cypress Addition. A variety of topics related to Preserve management will be covered, including implementation of the Preserve's Addition General Management Plan, the Hunt Management Plan, and the ORV Management Plan. Other topics will include the access point at Mile Marker 51 on Interstate 75, and the qualification process for Addition Landowners.
Did You Know?
Please do not feed any of the 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.