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 »
INTERNSHIPS AT BIG CYPRESS
Big Cypress offers a number of internship opportunities for students. College credit may be available through your school. Internship opportunities include education interns, visitor center interns, and interpretation interns.
Currently available internships are listed below.
Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, computer skills, and an ability to work as part of a team. In return for 40 hours of work each week, the intern receives a uniform, housing, and envaluable work experience in a National Park Service site. Depending on funding, a weekly stipend of $150 may, or may not be available.
Please click on the following link for more information about this internship:
For more information about this and other internships in the preserve, please contact the volunteer coordinator e-mail, or 239-695-1165.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information (phone, postal address, and/or email) for three references to:
Big Cypress National Preserve
Did You Know?
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.