Kirby Storter Boardwalk Closed
The boardwalk will be closed on Thursday, December 19 to allow for maintenance work.
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.
Special Request Programs
For information and scheduling, please contact the education and outreach coordinator at 239-695-1164.
Permitted Commercial Operators
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."