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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

Corn Dance Unit Designated Trails

As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle (ORV) trails within Big Cypress National Preserve, the National Park Service (NPS) will leave all secondary ORV trails closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed.

For more information click here.

 

The secondary trails are being analyzed through an environmental review currently being undertaken by the National Park Service. This current review effort will more clearly identify suitable trails that may be included within the designated trail network. Information on this review process can be found here.

 

The Corn Dance Unit has approximately 65 miles of designated primary trails.

The Corn Dance Unit allows for off-road vehicle access by permitted swamp buggies and all-terrain vehicles. Dispersed camping is allowed within the unit. You may drive your off-road vehicle to a location along a designated trail nearest the camping spot you prefer, park your off-road vehicle along the shoulder of the trail, in such a manner that does not impede travel by others, and carry your camping equipment to the site.

To view the designated primary trails within the Corn Dance Unit click here. Map effective 08/01/2014.

Click here for a list of all trails in the unit that provides start and end point coordinates, trail length, destination and whether trail is open or closed.

Click here for a Google Earth file (.kml), or here for a .gdb file compatible with Garmin GPS units, of trails and facilities in the Corn Dance and Turner River Units of the Preserve.

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