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 »
Tropical Storm Isaac Closure
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
Big Cypress National Preserve has been actively monitoring and preparing for potential impacts due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Due to the impending storm, the preserve will implement temporary closures. Beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 25 all licensed commercial services and visitor services in the preserve, and recreational access to the backcountry will be suspended until the passage of the storm.
These closures are conducted in the interest of public safety, and to ensure preserve staff concentrates completely on securing and protecting preserve resources and facilities.
The preserve is expected to reopen and resume routine operations once the storm has passed and conditions are safe.
For details on storm activity click here.
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.