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 to Hold Information Meeting for Landowners
Contact: Christine Clark, 239-695-1153
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
Big Cypress National Preserve announces meeting for landowners to take place at the Preserve Headquarters, located on U.S. 41 four miles east of S.R. 29, on Saturday, November 17, 2007 beginning at 11:00 am.
There are over 250 privately held parcels within the Preserve. We hope to offer presentations on several topics of interest specifically to those who own property here at Big Cypress. Topics to be covered include the Land Protection Plan, and the new Questions and Answers for Landowners brochure; Qualifying for exemptions in the Preserve Addition; the 2007 Fire Season and camp protection; Ranger Activities; and Resource Management.
Superintendent Karen Gustin said " this is a great opportunity for people that own property within the Preserve to come out and learn about ongoing efforts, ask questions, and personally meet key staff members"
If you plan on attending, please r.s.v.p. to (239) 695-1105 with your name, camp number, phone number, and how many people you will bring to the meeting. If you have any questions related to this announcement please contact Christine Clark at (239) 695-1153.
Did You Know?
The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.