2014 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. 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 »
All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. 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 »
Appointment System Implemented for Off-Road Vehicle Inspections
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
Contact: Off-Road Vehicle Office, 239-695-1205
Effective November 1, 2013, the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle Office will be implementing an appointment-based system for off-road vehicle inspections. Inspections will be performed Thursday through Sunday 12:30-4:00 pm.
Appointments can be made by calling the Off-Road Vehicle Office at 239-695-1205. Walk-in inspections will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis Thursday through Sunday 9:00-12:00 pm.
An appointment-based system is necessary to ensure quality visitor service.
To learn more about off-road vehicle use at Big Cypress National Preserve, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/orv-use.htm
Did You Know?
HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.