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 »
In addition to donation boxes located at visitor centers, Big Cypress maintains a general donation account into which contributions and donations are deposited. The donor receives a letter of acknowledgement from the preserve superintendent and other recognition, as appropriate.
Unless the donor specifies how they would like the funds to be spent, general donation account funds are used at the preserve's discretion for interpretive, educational or research projects. Large donations may be earmarked for specific projects determined mutually by the donor and the preserve.
Direct contributions can be sent to:
Checks should be made out to: National Park Service.
FLORIDA NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to fund and organize projects and activities that help preserve and enhance Big Cypress National Preserve. The group accepts contributions. For more information, visit their website.
SOUTH FLORIDA NATIONAL PARKS TRUSTThe South Florida National Parks Trust was founded in 2002, to improve the quality of life in south Florida by supporting the national parks that define our landscape and enrich our culture. For more information, visit their website.
Did You Know?
There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name comes from the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.