As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle (ORV) trails within Big Cypress National Preserve, the National Park Service will leave all secondary ORV trails closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. The secondary trails are being analyzed through an environmental review currently being undertaken by the National Park Service. This current review effort will more clearly identify suitable trails that may be included within the designated trail network. Information on this review process can be found here.
There are 21 miles of designated primary trails in the Bear Island Unit of the Preserve. This unit allows for access by swamp buggies, all-terrain vehicles, and street-legal 4x4s. Camping in the unit is at designated camping areas only.