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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

  • Campground Closure

    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. 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 »

Ranger-led Activity Schedule, 2012-2013

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Visitors enjoying a ranger-guided canoe program

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News Release Date: November 7, 2012
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

Enhance your understanding and enjoyment of Big Cypress National Preserve by taking part in a ranger-led program. Now is a great time to get outside and explore the Preserve and see its wildlife. This season ranger-led activities will run from November 24 through April 14. Programs are offered at various locations and topics include: plants, animals, human history, and more. All ranger-led programs are free. Check the schedule posted at visitor centers and bulletin boards throughout the Preserve for times, places, and subject.

To make reservations, please call 239-695-4758. Reservations are accepted up to 14 days in advance of the activity date.

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Did You Know?

A great white heron scratches its neck. Notice the color of the legs.

The great white heron is very similar to the great white egret. However, look closely and you will see that the heron has yellow legs, while the egret has black legs. The great white heron is found only in south Florida in the United States. It can also be found on several caribbean islands.