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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

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    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. More »

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Preserve Reopens Following Tropical Storm Fay

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Date: August 20, 2008
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

As of August 20, 2008, all Big Cypress National Preserve facilities are open per regularly posted schedule. This includes the Oasis Visitor Center and ORV permit office, and all campgrounds that are typically open during this time of year.

The Preserve facilities were closed in preparation for, and during Tropical Storm Fay as it passed through the area on August 19. No major damage, to resources or facilities, occurred as a result of the storm.

Did You Know?

Many large trees that did exist were harvested in the early 1900s.

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.