Permits & Reservations

PERMITS


BACKCOUNTRY PERMITS
Backcountry permits
are required for anyone traveling off from the main designated roads into the preserve. You can obtain permits at trail heads. If you have questions about backcountry permits, call 239-695-1205, or e-mail inquiries.


FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITS
Filming/Photography Permits are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording to ensure protection of resources, to prevent significant disruption of normal visitor uses, or when they involve props, models, professional crews and casts or set dressings. Permits are required for access to areas normally closed to the visiting public.

LAND OWNER PERMITS
Access permits, burn permits and other permits required by landowners within the preserve can be obtained by calling 239-695-1117, or by clicking here.

OFF-ROAD VEHICLE PERMITS
Permits are required for off-road vehicle operation within the Preserve. For details on permits, please visit our webpage. If you have further questions about the off-road vehicle permitting process you may call 239-695-1205, or send questions by e-mail.

RESEARCH PERMITS
For those wanting to conduct special research within the Preserve, a permit is required. For details on research permits call 239-695-1105, or e-mail your request by clicking here.

SPECIAL USE PERMITS
Permits may be issued for requests for special uses within the Preserve. These uses include, but are not limited to such things as film permits, request for events or special access requests. For information on Special Use Permits you may visit our webpage or call 239-695-1117
 
RANGER-LED ACTIVITY RESERVATIONS

Some Ranger-led activities require advance reservations to participate in the activities. Reservations are accepted up to 14 days prior to the date of the activity. See the current schedule for how to make reservations.

Education programs, special request programs or off-site programs can be made by contacting the Education and Outreach Coordinator at 239-695-1164. Requests are limited by staff availability.

Last updated: February 16, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141

Phone:

(239) 695-2000

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