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Temporary trail closure on Big Cypress National Preserve for prescribed fire

Maps showing areas of prescribed fire for portions of Big Cypress National Preserve. (NPS)

OCHOPEE – Big Cypress National Preserve has issued a temporary trail closure in the Raccoon Point C and D areas, which includes an area that borders the Miccosukee Tribe’s reservation. The closure will start Dec. 14 due to a prescribed fire. All recreational and commercial activities as well as off-road vehicles will be prohibited in the designated areas during the closure. Private lands will remain open. The length of the closure was not announced.

The impacted areas for closure are:

  • CDU 20 trail 
  • CDU 20E trail 
  • CDU 20S trail 
  • CDU 55 trail 
  • CDU 54 trail 
  • CDU 52 trail 
  • CDU 52N trail 
  • Rock Bypass trail 
  • Jetport trail 
  • Portions of the CDU 16 trail 
  • Portions of the CDU 50 trail 
  • Portions of Rock Road 

 For more information call (561) 923-5228.

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Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson is senior editor. He has worked for The Seminole Tribune since 2014. He was previously an editor, photographer and reporter for newspapers in Southwest Florida and Connecticut. Contact Kevin at kevinjohnson@semtribe.com.
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