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 »
March Meeting of the Big Cypress ORV Advisory Committee
Contact: Damon Doumlele, 239-695-1103
The Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 beginning at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Preserve Headquarters Pavilion located at 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida.
The meeting will be open to the public, and time will be reserved for public comment.
Written comments for Advisory Committee consideration may be sent to: Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141–1000, Attn: ORV Advisory Committee. You may also submit suggestions for discussion topics by clicking here. Further information, including the meeting agenda and other pertinent read-ahead material, can be linked to from this site as well, or contact Preserve staff at 239-695-1103.
Future meetings and locations are scheduled for:
Tuesday, May 19, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Everglades City Community Center
Tuesday, July 21, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Everglades City Community Center
Tuesday, September 15, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Everglades City Community Center
Tuesday, December 1, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Big Cypress National Preserve Headquarters
Future press releases will be sent as meeting dates approach.The ORV Advisory Committee was established pursuant to the Preserve’s 2000 Recreational Off-road Vehicle Management Plan and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 to examine issues and make recommendations regarding the management of ORVs within the Preserve.
Did You Know?
Alligator hatching season is typically September through October in south Florida. A female can lay up to 50 eggs, about 45 of which will hatch, but only two or three will make it beyond the first two years of life.