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 »
THE PRESERVE Art Exhibition
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
THE PRESERVE is an exhibition, which unites the minds of selected artists who have participated in the Big Cypress National Preserve's Artist-In-Residence program. The works featured in this winter collection represent 15 different approaches from artists working in a variety of disciplines, all originating from unique personal experiences.
The exhibition runs January 2- March 3, 2012, at Oasis Visitor Center and Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center.
There will be an artist reception at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center January 14, 2012, at 11:00.
For more information, please click here for a brochure for the exhibit.
The Artist-In-Residence program at Big Cypress National Preserve is a mutually beneficial partnership, offering professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline, while being surrounded by the Preserve's inspiring landscape. Their artisit works promote the significance of the resources.
For more information about the Artist-In-Residence program, please click here.
Did You Know?
Before Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States designated Big Cypress as the country's first national preserve, in 1974, he worked as a National Park Ranger at Yellowstone National Park, in 1936. He was the only US President to have worked for the National Park Service.