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Turner River Closure Due to Low Water Levels

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Date: March 5, 2014
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

Effective close of business March 10, 2014, Turner River canoe launch will be closed to all activities due to low water levels.

This management action is being implemented to minimize potential impacts to the resource and ensure a quality visitor experience.

Commercial operators who are permitted to use Halfway Creek have moved  their operations to that site. The National Park Service recommends that all other visitors use Halfway Creek as an alternative to Turner River.

For information on canoe trails within Big Cypress, please click here.

For more information, please call our visitor centers at 239-695-4758, or 239-695-1201.

 
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Did You Know?

Bear in a tree.

Many do not expect to see bears in Florida. Actually, we have a healthy population within the state. Big Cypress is one of their ideal habitats in Southwest Florida. If camping in the area, be sure to keep your camp "bear proof."