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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 »

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.


For more information, contact us at (239) 695-1229.

 

CURRENT DROP-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Project Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Oasis Butterfly Garden Steward 1-3:00pm 1-3:00pm
Welcome Center Groundskeeping

9-4:00pm
(any time)

9-4:00pm
(any time)

 
volunteers at work
Volunteers removing Brazilian pepper.

Did You Know?

Alligator in the swamp.

HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.