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 »
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 »
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?
There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.