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 »
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 »
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."