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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. 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 »

  • Campground Closure

    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 »

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The Florida National Parks Association operates under Congressional authorities as the official private, non-profit partner supporting educational, interpretive, historical and scientific research responsibilities of Biscayne, Dry Tortugas and Everglades National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve.

These areas comprise more than 2.5 million acres and form a vital network in preserving the south Florida ecosystem. By supporting increased public understanding of these world renowned natural and cultural areas, the Florida National Parks Association also tangibly assists in raising public support for their long term preservation and care.

The association's mission is to assist visitors and support the parks in their efforts to increase public understanding of the outstanding natural and cultural values of the parks. The association is an important link in connecting people with their parks.

By becoming a member of the Florida National Parks Association, you can be directly involved in helping preserve these parks as irreplaceable parts of south Florida’s heritage. You can join others who care and are motivated to do their part for south Florida; and the nation. Membership also entitles you to discounts on purchases locally and at participating sales outlets nation-wide.

Visit www.evergladesassociation.org for information on the Association, how to become a member, and to review a sales catalogue.

Did You Know?

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Ervin T. Rouse (1917-1981) wrote one of the most popular fiddling tunes of all time..."Orange Blossom Special"...about the luxury train from Orlando to Miami. He was a resident of the Loop Road area and a friend of the Seminoles.