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 »
October ORV Advisory Committee Meeting Canceled
The National Park Service (NPS) at Big Cypress National Preserve has canceled the previously scheduled Off-road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee (ORVAC) meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »
Monument Lake Campground
To reserve your site, please use www.recreation.gov
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.
Did You Know?
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.