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 »
Enhance your understanding and enjoyment of Big Cypress National Preserve by taking part in a ranger-led program. Programs are offered at various locations from November to April. Topics include: plants, animals, human history, and more.
All ranger-led programs are free. Check the schedule posted at visitor centers and bulletin boards throughout the national preserve for times, places, and subject.
To make reservations, please call: 239-695-4758. Reservations are accepted up to 14 days in advance of the activity date.
For a downloadable shedule of ranger-led programs, please click here.
GUIDED CANOE TRIPS
NIGHT SKY & ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS
PERMITTED COMMERCIAL OPERATORS
SPECIAL REQUEST PROGRAMS
For information and scheduling, please contact the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator at 239-695-1164.
Did You Know?
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.