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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 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 »

  • Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure

    Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. More »

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?


The white-tailed deer has a vertical leap of nine feet! This is a useful skill to have when evading predators. How high can you jump?