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Turner River Travel Advisory Due to Low Water

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Date: January 21, 2014
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

Effective close of business January 20, 2014, Turner River canoe launch will be closed to commercial operations and ranger-led activities due to receding water levels.

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

Commercial operators that are permitted to use Halfway Creek will move their operations to that site.

To assist in minimizing impacts 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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Ervin T. Rouse (1917-1981) wrote one of the most popular fiddling tunes of all time..."Orange Blossom Special"...about the luxury train from Orlando to Miami. He was a resident of the Loop Road area and a friend of the Seminoles.