Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. 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 »
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground within Big Cypress National Preserve. All other established campgrounds will be closed. More »
The Florida National Parks Association operates sales outlets throughout south Florida and offers high quality publications and educational sales items.
These materials directly relate to the various stories surrounding the Preserve and for planning, and enhancing, the visitor experience.
Sales profits are returned to the parks to support educational, scientific, historical and visitor service programs that would not otherwise be available through federally funded sources. The association also uses a portion of the proceeds to produce additional new educational materials about the parks; often based on new information that becomes available about the wonders of the south Florida ecosystem.
Discover more about south Florida's national park sites and help foster the continuation of the Preserve's educational efforts by supporting the Florida National Parks Association. Become an association member and you will receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases.
Did You Know?
Airboats are one of the approved ways to access remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve. Remember, all off-road vehicle access requires a valid permit, and visitors operating ORVs need to know the legal areas they can operate.