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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 »

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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. 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?

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Ervin T. Rouse (1917-1981) wrote one of the most popular fiddling tunes of all time..."Orange Blossom Special"...about the luxury train from Orlando to Miami. He was a resident of the Loop Road area and a friend of the Seminoles.