The Florida Python Challenge® will occur on seven public lands in south Florida that encompass over 1.5 million acres of natural area where pythons are known to exist.
Scroll down to view printable maps (PDF) for use in the field. These area maps indicate check station locations, access points, and other helpful information for participants.
Participants can also download the ArcGIS Field Maps app on a smart device that will allow the user to view their location in real-time on offline-enabled competition area maps.
Download the ArcGIS Field Maps app to view digital versions of the maps below (minus the Legend). When prompted to sign in, choose to skip the sign in step. Next, type “Python Challenge” in the search bar to find all area maps.
Note: There are seven competition areas, but only five maps; Rotenberger /Holeyland are combined and Frog Pond / Rocky Glades are combined in this app.
ArcGIS Field Maps on Apple - please download this app from the Apple store onto your mobile device
2022 Area Maps
NOTE: Please review areas of restricted access to protect scout snakes during the 2022 event.
Participants must adhere to 2022 Competition Location road closures within Big Cypress WMA which include closure of Birdon Road from US HWY 41(25.901547, -81.310739) to lower Wagon Wheel Road (25.965198, -81.311478) and includes Pine Oak Road (25.927962, -81.310813). Bass Lake Road (25.901234, -81.294523) will also be closed for the 2022 competition. Participants may not access these roads by vehicle or on foot to hunt for pythons.