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 »
Drop-In Volunteer Opportunities
Got some time to kill? Looking for a way to contribute your time? Going to be in the neighborhood? We need your help! Come out and lend a hand, while enjoying the scenery of Big Cypress National Preserve. Your contribution is vital to the health of the Preserve and our community.
We offer a range of volunteer opportunities throughout Big Cypress. Many options do not require training or a lengthy time commitment and we welcome folks "dropping-in" to lend a hand. It's a great way to meet others, as well as a fun and rewarding way to spend the day.
Did You Know?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives. More...