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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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Loop Road Re-opened

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Date: November 13, 2008
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

Due to water levels subsiding the Loop Road within Big Cypress National Preserve will re-open as of Friday, November 14. Visitors to the area should be aware that recent flooding has left the road in poor condition. Those driving the road should use caution, a high clearance vehicle is recommended.

The National Park Service will be undertaking repair work along the road to maintain the roadbed and the character of the roadway. This work is anticipated to take place throughout 2009.

Did You Know?

Bear in a tree.

Many do not expect to see bears in Florida. Actually, we have a healthy population within the state. Big Cypress is one of their ideal habitats in Southwest Florida. If camping in the area, be sure to keep your camp "bear proof."