Secondary Trail Closure
As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »
October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled
The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »
Second Annual Poetry Contest Announced
Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165
April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with a poetry contest? Big Cypress National Preserve invites you to submit your poetry for the second annual Big Cypress National Preserve poetry contest. Participants are encouraged to explore the national preserve, and write about their experiences.
We are accepting poetry submissions March 1 through April 14, 2014.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and poems will be displayed on the Big Cypress National Preserve website, and Facebook page. Winners will be selected by the staff of Big Cypress National Preserve by April 30.
Poetry from Artists-In-Residence Wendy Burk & Eric Magrane
Please email poems to:firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please contact the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome center at 239-695-4758.
Click here to view last year's contest winners!
Did You Know?
There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.