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 »
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.
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?
Many do not expect to see bears in Florida. Actually, we have a healthy population within the state. Big Cypress is one of their ideal habitats in Southwest Florida. If camping in the area, be sure to keep your camp "bear proof."