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 »
Turner River Travel Advisory Due to Low Water
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.
Did You Know?
HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.