Secondary Trail Closure
As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »
October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled
The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »
Campgrounds may close seasonally, temporarily for repairs or for resource concerns. Information will be on the reservation website, or contact the Oasis Visitor Center at 239-695-1201, or Big Cypress Welcome Center at 239-695-4758 for campground information on closures.
Beginning October 1, 2013, the following fees for camping will apply. On September 1, 2013, reservations for camping can be made through www.recreation.gov. for any date after October 1.
Click on the links below for more information about specific campgrounds.
Click here for a downloadable brochure on camping at Big Cypress National Preserve.
Backcountry camping is also available. Please click here for more information.
*Dump stations are located at Midway Campground and at Dona Drive (2.5 miles east of SR 29 on US 41). Dump stations may be used free of charge by campers paying for National Park Service campgrounds within the national preserve. There is a $10 fee for those campers not paying for national preserve campgrounds.
**Bear Island campsites 1-12 are open year-round. Sites 13-40 are open August 15-April 15.
*** The Burns Lake area is open year round for day use and backcountry access parking.
Did You Know?
Airboats are one of the approved ways to access remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve. Remember, all off-road vehicle access requires a valid permit, and visitors operating ORVs need to know the legal areas they can operate.