Secondary Trail Closure
As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »
October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled
The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. 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?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives. More...