Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. This will begin the 60-day recreational off-road vehicle (ORV) closure for this management unit within the Preserve. Pending water levels, this unit will re-open to access by airboats on Friday, June 6, 2014.
All other management units within the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access remain open through Sunday, June 1, 2014. On Monday, June 2 the regularly scheduled 60-day ORV closure for these units will begin with ORV access being re-opened on Friday, August 1.