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 »
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.
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:"
Join the Volunteer Team
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
Ervin T. Rouse (1917-1981) wrote one of the most popular fiddling tunes of all time..."Orange Blossom Special"...about the luxury train from Orlando to Miami. He was a resident of the Loop Road area and a friend of the Seminoles.