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 »
Preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
National Park Service staff at Big Cypress National Preserve continue to monitor the track of Tropical Storm Isaac. The NPS is preparing facilities for tropical weather. At this time there are no Preserve related closures in place.
If the storm continues on its current projected track steps may be taken to close all visitor facilities within the Preserve, including recreational access to the backcountry, some time during mid-day Saturday or later. If the track moves further from the coast in subsequent storm up-dates the likelihood of a closure may be diminished.
An up-date to this notice will be provided tomorrow as decisions are made with the latest storm data. You may also contact the Oasis Visitor Center at 239-695-1201 or 1205, or the Welcome Center at 239-695-4758 for further information.
For the latest storm information go to - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Did You Know?
Airboats are one of the approved ways to access remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve. Remember, all off-road vehicle access requires a valid permit, and visitors operating ORVs need to know the legal areas they can operate.