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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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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?

Alligator in the swamp.

HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.