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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 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 »

  • 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 February 9

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Date: January 21, 2009
Contact: Christine Clark, 239-695-1153

Pedro Ramos, Superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve, announced today that the deadline for comments related to the Preserve's Commercial Services Plan will now be close of business on February 9, 2009. This is an extension from the previously announced date of January 24, 2009.

Details on the plan can be found by clicking here.

Comments will also be accepted by email at bicy_superintendent@nps.gov or by postal mail at Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail, East, Ochopee, FL 34141.

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