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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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Preserve Reopens Following Tropical Storm Isaac

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Date: August 28, 2012
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

With Tropical Storm Isaac moving beyond our area, and having sustained no major damage, Big Cypress National Preserve is reopening. All visitor facilities and access to the backcountry are reopened as of this morning.

We encourage all potential visitors to be safe and continue to monitor the potential of tropical weather throughout the remainder of the season. You can find the latest tropical weather updates here.

Did You Know?

Hunters entering the Preserve on a swamp buggy. Photo courtesy of Jack Moller.

Big Cypress National Preserve was one of the first national preserves within the National Park System. As a preserve, Big Cypress manages for a broader range of recreational activities, including hunting and off-road vehicle access.