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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 »


A variety of Preserve publications can assist you in planning your visit, finding your way around and learning more about this unique area. The following publications are available at our visitor centers. You may also download and print them from this site.

These publications are freely distributed by the National Park Service. All require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.



* Big Cypress Amphibians (low res)
* Big Cypress Birds (low res) (high res)
* Big Cypress Butterflies (low res) (high res)
* Big Cypress Reptiles (low res) (high res)



* A National Preserve-One Land, Many Uses
* Precolumbian Peoples of Big Cypress (low res) (hi res)



* Orientation-French
* Orientation-German
* Orientation-Italian
* Orientation-Spanish



* Alien Invaders: Burmese Pythons (low res) (hi res)
* American Alligator (low res) (hi res)
* Epiphytes (low res) (high res)
* Fire in Big Cypress (low res) (hi res)
* Florida Panther (low res) (hi res)
* Going Batty in Big Cypress (low res) (hi res)
* Manatees (low res) (high res)
* Orchids (low res) (hi res)
* Red-cockaded Woodpecker (low res) (hi res)
* What's the Big Black Bird (low res) (hi res)


Did You Know?


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.