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 »
October ORV Advisory Committee Meeting Canceled
The National Park Service (NPS) at Big Cypress National Preserve has canceled the previously scheduled Off-road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee (ORVAC) meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. 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?
Feeding alligators creates nuisance alligators. Every year alligators that have been fed by visitors begin to lose their fear of humans. If these animals become aggresive they are killed to ensure visitor safety. To avoid this tragic end for these unique animals DO NOT FEED THEM.