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 »
Loop Road Closed
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
Beginning Thursday, March 3, 2011 that portion of Loop Road within Big Cypress National Preserve south of the Gator Hook Strand site and west to Crooked Culvert on Loop Road will be closed to vehicular traffic. This closure does not apply to residents of the closed area, their vendors, visitors or governmental services. If travel by these entities along the road is necessary, the use of a high clearance vehicle is strongly suggested.
Work on the road is anticipated to begin within a week and contractors will be staging equipment and materials in preparation for construction. For more information, updates and a map of the closed area click here.
Once construction begins work is anticipated to take a minimum of 13 months.
Did You Know?
The white-tailed deer has a vertical leap of nine feet! This is a useful skill to have when evading predators. How high can you jump?