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 »
Swamp Heritage Festival - How Can I Help?
Courtesy - Déda Maldonado’
BE A FESTIVAL SPONSOR!
Would you or your organization like to support the Swamp Heritage Festival through sponsorship? Sponsorship opportunities start at just $250 and are tax deductible!
For any questions or suggestions about our sponsorships, please contact us at 239-695-4758, or e-mail us
WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers will play a vital role in the success of the Swamp Heritage Festival. We can't do it without you! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:
Volunteers can support the festival in many ways. Here are just a few examples of how we need your help in planning the Festival:
We also need your help the day of the festival!
Do you have a particular skill or interest not listed? Please contact us and we'll see how we can get you involved! Thank you for your interest and support for the third annual Swamp Heritage Festival!
Sincerely,The Festival Steering Committee
This festival provides a venue for individuals and groups with a deep connection to the Big Cypress Swamp an opportunity to share stories of the past and hopes for the future related to this special place. The views and opinions of participants are not necessarily those of the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
Before Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States designated Big Cypress as the country's first national preserve, in 1974, he worked as a National Park Ranger at Yellowstone National Park, in 1936. He was the only US President to have worked for the National Park Service.