NPS: Cowbell Wild Fire Update
Apr-25th

Fire is now 75% contained & not expected to grow. Given continued drought conditions & remaining fuel, the preserve will continue to be at risk for wild fires this season. As such the likelihood of some closures to remain even after fires are out is possible
Updated Restrictions & Closures as of April 25th:

The following closures remain in place in Big Cypress National Preserve:

  • Pink Jeep, Bear Island and Gator Head Campgrounds
  • The road leading into the Sanctuary, except to residents
  • All trails between State Rd 29, L-28 Canal and north of I-75,
    including that section of the Florida Trail
  • All public lands west of the L-28 Canal, north of Alligator Alley and east of State Road 29

The following adjacent areas will remain open:

  • Private lands in the designated closure area shall remain open; residents should use caution.

Visit the Big Cypress Preserve Information Page for more including trail access and permitting process.