Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. 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 »
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground within Big Cypress National Preserve. All other established campgrounds will be closed. More »
Preserve Seeking Public In-put on Turner River Unit Trails
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
Big Cypress National Preserve is moving forward with implementation of the ORV Plan through on-going designation of primary and secondary ORV trails within the Turner River Unit.
As part of this process you are invited to attend a scoping meeting at the Preserve Headquarters (located on U.S. 41 four miles east of S.R. 29) on 9/13/2007 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
As a point of reference, ORV trails are designated via criteria outlined in the ORV Management Plan, including: designate trails to specific destinations; avoid or minimize user conflicts; and avoid or minimize safety hazards. We invite your input on ORV access within the Turner River Unit.
The Turner River Unit is located east of Turner River Road, west of the Florida Trail, north of U.S. 41 and south of I-75 and the Addition Lands (refer to map above).
If you have any questions related to this announcement please contact Bob DeGross at 239-695-1107 or email@example.com.
Did You Know?
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.