Effective September 19, 2014, Big Cypress National Preserve will offer an online opportunity for visitors to complete the off-road vehicle operator course. Since 2000, visitors have been required to take a training course, in person at the off-road vehicle office, during office hours.
Unlike before, this new online course will be available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Upon successful completion of the course individuals can print a form to present at the ORV Office to receive their operators permit. A computer will continue to be available at the off-road vehicle office for those who do not have internet access.
The training course is required to ensure that those operating off-road vehicles within the national preserve are familiar with important resource issues, safe driving practices and site specific regulations before driving off-road vehicles in the backcountry.
For more information about off-road vehicle use at Big Cypress National Preserve, please use the following link: http://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-office.htm
For details on off-road vehicle permits and access into the national preserve contact our ORV Office at 239-695-1205.