Secondary Trail Closure
Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »
Preserve Campgrounds to Close for Summer Season
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
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. Dispersed camping in the backcountry of the Preserve, where allowed, will continue. Campers are reminded that there is currently a campfire ban in effect within the Preserve due to fire severity.
For information on Preserve campgrounds go to - http://www.nps.gov/bicy/ planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
For information on the campfire ban go to - http://www.nps.gov/bicy/ parknews/preserve-implements- campfire-restrictions.htm
Did You Know?
The great white heron is very similar to the great white egret. However, look closely and you will see that the heron has yellow legs, while the egret has black legs. The great white heron is found only in south Florida in the United States. It can also be found on several caribbean islands.