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 »
May Meeting of the ORV Advisory Committee
Contact: Damon Doumlele, 239-695-1158
The Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee will hold their next meeting on Monday, May 12, 2008 beginning at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Everglades City Community Center, 205 Buckner Avenue, Everglades City, 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 at - http://www.nps.gov/bicy/parkmgmt/orv-advisory-committee.htm
or further information, including the meeting agenda and other pertinent read-ahead material, go to http://parkplanning.nps.gov and select ORV Advisory Committee, or contact Preserve staff at 239-695-1103.
Future meetings are scheduled for the following dates - July 21; September 23; November 17. Future press releases will be sent as meeting dates approach. Unless otherwise announced, meetings will be held in the same location and at the same time.
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?
Do not feed 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.