Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 3, 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 2. 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 »
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 »
Release of Final Commercial Services Plan Announced
Contact: Christine Clark, 239-695-1153
Superintendent Pedro Ramos announced the completion of the Commercial Services Plan and Environmental Assessment (CSP) for the Preserve. The CSP was developed over 5 years, and incorporates the participation of numerous federal and state agencies, the two federally recognized Tribes, as well as the public.
For further information on this plan and this press release contact the Preserve's Commercial Services Coordinator at 239-695-1153.
Did You Know?
Alligator hatching season is typically September through October in south Florida. A female can lay up to 50 eggs, about 45 of which will hatch, but only two or three will make it beyond the first two years of life.