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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 »

Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center Auditorium

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The Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center Auditorium is a reservation-required facility for organized groups. The auditorium is equipped with chairs and tables to accommodate up to 70 people. An outdoor picnic area is on-site. Restrooms and power outlets are also available.

Would you like a virtual tour of the facility? Please click here to get started!

Please click here for an application.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Reservations can be rescheduled for another date, if available.

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

Check-in is no earlier than 9:00 am. Check-out must be by 4:00 pm or as listed on your permit.

PARKING

Parking is available in the over-flow parking area. Since parking is limited groups are encouraged to carpool.

LEADER RESPONSIBILITY

The group leader is responsible for ensuring the group's compliance to the rules and regulations of the National Park Service.

EMERGENCIES & SAFETY

Report any law enforcement concerns to the park ranger on duty at the welcome center, or Emergency Dispatch at 800-788-0511. For an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Keep valuables and property secure at all times. A first aid kit is located at the front desk of the welcome center.

Please report lost and found items to a park ranger at the welcome center.

 
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Did You Know?

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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.