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 »
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?
There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.