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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

  • Secondary Trail Closure

    Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »

  • Campground Closure

    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. 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 »

Volunteer Opportunities

While we have far more applicants than positions, we are always looking for enthusiastic and energetic people. Competition for positions is highest during the winter months. Your chances of being selected as a volunteer are increased if you are able to provide your own housing. Anyone interested in volunteering at Big Cypress National Preserve must either apply for one of the positions below, or fill out and mail in a volunteer application.

 

APPLICATIONS

A volunteer application is required for all volunteer positions. Some positions require a time commitment, training, and background check. Training is provided unless otherwise noted.

To request a volunteer application via "snail mail:"

ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator
Big Cypress National Preserve
33100 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, FL 34141

Join the Volunteer Team
Be part a great team and make a difference!

The National Park Service is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Hunters entering the Preserve on a swamp buggy. Photo courtesy of Jack Moller.

Big Cypress National Preserve was one of the first national preserves within the National Park System. As a preserve, Big Cypress manages for a broader range of recreational activities, including hunting and off-road vehicle access.