Big Cypress National Preserve

  • An early morning view of the trees from afar



Big Cypress Information

Big Cypress National Preserve, the first national preserve in the National Park System, protects over 700,000 acres of the Big Cypress Swamp in south Florida.

As a home to both temperate and tropical species, Big Cypress National Preserve is a hotbed of biological diversity. It contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther. Visitors will find a recreational paradise with camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and bird watching opportunities.

Making an Impact

Visiting Big Cypress

Map of the Park

Big Cypress National Preserve
33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee , FL

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From the Blog

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