Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
Campfire Ban in Effect.
Due to severe fire conditions campfires restrictions are currently in place. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
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. More »
preserve information meeting for landowners
Contact: Christine Clark, 239-695-1153
In a continuing effort to improve communication with landowners Big Cypress National Preserve staff will hold a meeting specifically for landowners at the Preserve Headquarters (located on U.S. 41 four miles east of S.R. 29) on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 1:00 pm.
There are over 300 privately held parcels within the Preserve. We hope to offer presentations on several topics of interest specifically to those who own property here at Big Cypress. Topics to be covered include the Land Protection Plan, and the new Questions and Answers for Landowners brochure; Qualifying for exemptions in the Preserve Addition; the 2007 Fire Season and camp protection; Ranger Activities; and Resource Management. Light refreshments will be served.
If you plan on attending, please r.s.v.p. to (239) 695-1105 with your name, camp number, phone number, and how many people you will bring to the meeting. If you have any questions related to this announcement please contact Christine Clark at (239) 695-1153.
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Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives. More...