Update: Closures, Bear Island Area

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