Prescribed fires are planned for the near future. Please the following link to learn more about specific dates and locations. More »
Turner River Closure
Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »
Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
Do not feed wildlife within the preserve. A "fed bear is a dead bear." This bear was fed and eventually became a threat to visitor safety. Nuisance wildlife is sometimes removed, but typically does not survive.