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 »
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 »
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:
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?
Alligator hatching season is typically September through October in south Florida. A female can lay up to 50 eggs, about 45 of which will hatch, but only two or three will make it beyond the first two years of life.