Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
Campfire Ban in Effect.
Due to severe fire conditions campfires restrictions are currently in place. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground within Big Cypress National Preserve. All other established campgrounds will be closed. More »
Monroe South Trail Closed 03/08/2011
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
As part of the Loop Road repair project the Monroe South Trail will be closed on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. This closure will be for one day only, the trail will re-open on Wednesday, March 9. During the closure the culvert will be replaced at the trail access point.
For more on the Loop Road repair project click here.
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...