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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. 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 »

  • Campground Closure

    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 »

Ranger-led Activity Schedule, 2012-2013

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Visitors enjoying a ranger-guided canoe program

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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 purple galinule walking along spadder dock.

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.