Monthly Archives: March 2018

Big Cypress Trail Reopennings
2018-Mar-28

Per National Park Service:
OCHOPEE – Big Cypress National Preserve is pleased to reopen the closures from the Anhinga Wildfire. The following areas are open immediately: Pink Jeep, Gator Head and Bear Island Campgrounds. The opening also includes the following roads and trails:

  • Bear Island Grade Trail
  • Perocchi Grade Trail
  • and Bear Island Campground Road

    These areas are now open to safe recreational use including hiking, hunting, ORV, and camping.
  • Easter Jeep Safari
    March 24 – Sunday, April 1

    Easter Jeep Safari is one of the premier National Jeeping events and is hosted by Red Rock 4-Wheelers. The event includes several day long trail rides in the Moab area and is a showcase for manufactures to introduce products and concepts.

    Event registration is $50 per vehicle per day. Individual ride reservations are made seperately.

    Where:
    Moab, Utah
    38°34′21″N 109°32′59″W

    When:
    Saturday, March 24 thru Sunday, April 1, 2018

    For addition information see Red Rock 4-Wheelers Easter Jeep Safari

    Big Cypress Trail Reopennings
    2018-Mar-22

    Per National Park Service:
    Big Cypress National Preserve is pleased to reopen the closure from the Kirby Prescribed Fire. Prescribed fire activities for this area have been cancelled. The following area is therefore immediately open: Monroe South Trail located south just off US 41/Tamiami Trail and Loop Rd. at Monroe Station. This area is now open for safe recreational use including hiking, ORV’s, and hunting.

    The Leprechaun Wildfire is currently 75 percent contained.

    April 21st – Morris 4×4 Show

    Update: Photos for this event at 2018 Morris 4th Annual Jeep Show Photo Album

    Last year’s Morris Jeep Show Event was massive, something not to be missed and trust me… don’t show up late. There’s a lot to see and tons of vendors with oodles of cool products.

    When
    Sat, April 21, 2018
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

    Where
    2031 SW 2nd Street
    Pompano Beach, FL 33069
    (map)

    Save time and pre-register before the event.

    Event Announcement per Host, Morris 4×4

    Update: Closures, Bear Island Area
    2018–Mar-10

    Per National Park Service:

    • Big Cypress National Preserve has issued an emergency closure for the Anhinga Wildfire which is currently at 518 acres and 5% containment. During the closure, all recreational use including hiking, hunting, and camping will be prohibited in the designated areas.
    • The closures include the following areas: Pink Jeep, Gator Head and Bear Island Campgrounds. The closure includes the following roads and trails: Bear Island Grade Trail, Perocchi Grade Trail, and Bear Island Campground Road. The closures will take effect immediately.

    For full NPS advisory please see:
    2018-03-10, Big Cypress National Preserve Issues Emergency Closure of Bear Island Campground for Wildland Fire

    Closure Bear Island Campground
    2018–Mar-05

    Per National Park Service:

    • Big Cypress National Preserve has issued an emergency closure of Bear Island Campground to promote visitor safety during wildand fire activity. During the closure, all recreational use, including hiking, hunting, and camping will be prohibited in the designated area.
    • Closure effective immediately.

    For full NPS advisory please see:
    2018-03-04, Big Cypress National Preserve Issues Emergency Closure of Bear Island Campground for Wildland Fire