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 Re-Opens Following Ernesto
With the passing of Tropical Storm Ernesto, Big Cypress National Preserve re-opens facilities and recreational backcountry access, effective today August 31, 2006.
For more information on facilities and recreational opportunities within the preserve, visit www.nps.gov/bicy, or call the Oasis Visitor Center at 239-695-1201.
Did You Know?
Ervin T. Rouse (1917-1981) wrote one of the most popular fiddling tunes of all time..."Orange Blossom Special"...about the luxury train from Orlando to Miami. He was a resident of the Loop Road area and a friend of the Seminoles.