Prescribed fires are planned for the near future. Please the following link to learn more about specific dates and locations. More »
Turner River Closure
Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »
Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. 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 »
Corn Dance Unit Designated Trails
Effective 08/02/2013 the Corn Dance Unit will have approximately 65 miles of designated primary trails and 36 miles of designated secondary trails.
The Corn Dance Unit allows for off-road vehicle access by permitted swamp buggies and all-terrain vehicles. Dispersed camping continues to be 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 other, and carry your camping equipment to the site.
To view the designated primary and secondary trails within the Corn Dance Unit click here. Map effective 08/02/2013.
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.
Did You Know?
Big Cypress National Preserve is big. REALLY BIG. With a total land area of 1,139 square miles, the state of Rhode Island can easily fit within its boundaries.