Secondary Trail Closure
Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »
Bear Island Campground
For a map of the Bear Island Unit showing trails and campgrounds click here.
The maximum length of stay for any camping activity within the national preserve is 180 days in a 12-month period.
To reserve your site, please use www.recreation.gov
Did You Know?
The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.