|Ochopee – Big Cypress National Preserve is pleased to reopen everything south of US41 between Turner River Rd. and Loop Road (Monroe Station) in Collier County to include the Kirby Storter Boardwalk and the Monroe (south) Off Road Vehicle trail that were closed due to prescribed fire activity by Southwest Florida & Caribbean Interagency Fire and Aviation.
Prescribed fires are an important part of resource management at Big Cypress National Preserve. Implementation of all prescribed fires are weather and resource dependent and after careful review of the local environmental indices, prescribed fire parameters, and weather forecast, it was determined that the current conditions were favorable to safely conduct the Kirby Prescribed Fire.
Fire activity is managed by, the Southwest Florida and Caribbean Fire and Aviation Management Program (SWFLCAR) a cooperative program between Big Cypress National Preserve and the US Fish and Wildlife Service Region 4 and District 6.
Any questions or concerns about fire please contact:
For additional updates and closures, please visit NPS Big Cypress for park alerts or fire updates.
If Central Florida isn’t too much of a drive for you, the Jeep Ranch has opened the park for the whole Topless weekend (May 19th through the 21st).
The park is a 2000+ acre working cattle ranch in the heart of Central Florida. The trails are all natural with many peppered with challenges certain to build skill. The park caters exclusively to Jeeps making the TJR a treat to ride.
Check out their facebook page, turn out is already looking strong.
Event Produced by:
The Jeep Ranch
Day starts at Mission BBQ on US41 in South Fort Myers at 9:00 AM with registration and a breakfast buffet available for purchase. We continue on at 10:15 AM with a Jeep convoy to through town to Lazy Springs Off Road Park on SR82 where there will be a fun-filled afternoon of music, food, raffle prizes, and family-friendly off-road fun.
Entrance into Lazy Springs for the day is $40 per Jeep + its passengers, non-Jeep spectators only $10 per person. Come on out and enjoy this fun-filled day all to raise money for a good cause!
Preregistration this year costs $10, and includes an EXCLUSIVE Tshirt and swag bags.
Easter Jeep Safari is a nine day off road event hosted by Red Rock 4-Wheelers. Established in 1967 by the Moab chamber of commerce, leveraging exceptional trail assets and stunning natural beauty the event has grown to be one of biggest and the best known national riding event in the Jeeping community.
In coordination with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the club, Red Rock 4-Wheelers, has expanded trails and provided local stewardship giving the venue strong off road relevance. The event attracts enthusiasts and manufactures a like with Jeep (FCA), now a fixture, annually show casing their concept vehicles at Moab.
Photos from 4 Wheeler Network, click photo above for full set of pics.
April 8th to the 16th, 2017