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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »

Financial Donations


Your interest in making a donation to Big Cypress National Preserve is deeply appreciated! Your support helps us complete the many important projects necessary to effectively manage and care for this special place. It's never too late to make a gift to Big Cypress. Please read below to learn more about how you can help.



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:

Attn: Superintendent
Big Cypress National Preserve
33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141

Checks should be made out to: "National Park Service"



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.



The 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?

A great white heron scratches its neck. Notice the color of the legs.

The great white heron is very similar to the great white egret. However, look closely and you will see that the heron has yellow legs, while the egret has black legs. The great white heron is found only in south Florida in the United States. It can also be found on several caribbean islands.