Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
Campfire Ban in Effect.
Due to severe fire conditions campfires restrictions are currently in place. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground within Big Cypress National Preserve. All other established campgrounds will be closed. More »
Campgrounds may close seasonally, temporarily for repairs or for resource concerns. Contact the Oasis Visitor Center at 239-695-1201, or Big Cypress Welcome Center at 239-695-4758 for campground availability and information on closures. All campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Click on the links for more information about the campgrounds.
*Dump stations are located at Midway Campground and at Dona Drive (2.5 miles east of SR 29 on US 41). The fee for use is $6.
** Midway or Dona Drive dump stations may be used free of charge by campers paying a fee at Midway or Monument Lake Campgrounds.
*** The Burns Lake area is open year round for day use and backcountry access parking.
Did You Know?
The great white heron is very similar to the great white egret. However, look closely and you will see that the heron has yellow legs, while the egret has black legs. The great white heron is found only in south Florida in the United States. It can also be found on several caribbean islands.