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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. 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 »

  • Campground Closure

    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 »

  • Portion of Florida National Scenic Trail Closed

    Florida National Scenic Trail as well as its side trails north of Interstate 75 are closed due to the Orange Blossom Fire. More »

Multimedia Presentations

Interested in watching the videos below? Please click on the Big Cypress National Preserve YouTube Channel to the right to watch these and many more interesting videos about the national preserve!

 
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Interesting Alligators
At over 200 million years old and counting, alligators are true survial experts! Find out how they've managed to live so long and more!

 
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Orientation to the preserve
Ever wonder why the preserve is called "Big Cypress?" Or how about who the American Indians were who once called the land home? Just how big is this place? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

 
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Thinking Green in the Preserve
Big Cypress National Preserve is conserving resources and working towards a cleaner tomorrow. A perfect example is our new welcome center, which is energy efficient, uses receycled materials and more!

Did You Know?

Many large trees that did exist were harvested in the early 1900s.

There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.