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 »
Preserve Extending Comment Period on Commercial Services Plan Through December 19
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
Karen Gustin, Superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve, announced today that the deadline for comments related to the Preserve's Commercial Services planning efforts will now be close of business on December 19, 2007. This is an extension from the previously announced date of November 30, 2007.
Preserve planners have developed preliminary alternatives related to commercial services by using NPS policy and public input received during the last public comment period, in June, 2006. A newsletter describing these preliminary alternatives can be found at - http://www.nps.gov/bicy/parkmgmt/commercial-services-plan.htm
A comment form and downloadable newsletter are also available at http://parkplanning.nps.gov by clicking on Plans/Documents Open for Comment, and choosing Big Cypress National Preserve. You may submit your comments directly on-line at this location. Mailed copies of the newsletter are available by calling 239-695-1103.
Comments will also be accepted by email at e-mail us or by postal mail at Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail, East, Ochopee, FL 34141.
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.