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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

  • 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 »

  • Campground Closure

    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. 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 »

Mitchell Landing Campground

Open
August 15 through April 15.

Details
Primitive camping with no water. Vault toilets are available. Eleven sites available. Access to the Mitchell Landing Campground is along a secondary gravel road.

Use limits for this campground are - during January 01 through April 30, the maximum length of stay is 10 days. From May 01 through December 31, the maximum length of say is 14 days.

The maximum length of stay for any camping activity within the national preserve is 180 days in a 12 month period.

Fees
RV/Tent site $24 per night / $12 with a Senior or Access Pass
Dump station free to campers.

To reserve your site, please use www.recreation.gov.

Campground Regulations
For your safety and enjoyment, and the protection of national preserve resources, please abide by campground regulations. more....

Did You Know?

Many large trees that did exist were harvested in the early 1900s.

There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.