Preserve Reopens Following Tropical Storm Fay
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?
The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.