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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days 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 »

Closures

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MILE MARKER 63 (LOCATED ON INTERSTATE 75)
The rest area facility and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 on Interstate 75 will be closed from summer of 2013 through fall of 2014. For more information click here.


SECONDARY TRAIL CLOSURE
Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days. For more information click here.
 

FIRE ACTIVITY
Fire activity within the national preserve typically occurs from November through May. Both prescribed and wildfires may often close facilities within Big Cypress. To discover if there are any recent closures due to fire, click here.


The area known as the Addition Lands within the national preserve remain closed to recreational off-road vehicle use and hunting until further notice. To learn more about the Addition Lands General Management Planning process, click here.

Did You Know?

A purple galinule walking along spadder dock.

The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.