New Online Off-Road Vehicle Training Course Available

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Date: September 19, 2014
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

Effective September 19, 2014, Big Cypress National Preserve will offer an online opportunity for visitors to complete the off-road vehicle operator course. Since 2000, visitors have been required to take a training course, in person at the off-road vehicle office, during office hours.

Unlike before, this new online course will be available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Upon successful completion of the course individuals can print a form to present at the off-road vehicle office to receive their operator permit. A computer will continue to be available at the off-road vehicle office for those who do not have internet access.

The training course is required to ensure that those operating off-road vehicles within the national preserve are familiar with important resource issues, safe driving practices and site-specific regulations before driving off-road vehicles in the backcountry.

For more information about off-road vehicle use at Big Cypress National Preserve, please use the following link:

For details on off-road vehicle permits and access into the national preserve contact our off-road vehicle office at 239-695-1205.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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