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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

  • Campground Closure

    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. 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?


The white-tailed deer has a vertical leap of nine feet! This is a useful skill to have when evading predators. How high can you jump?