Big Cypress National Preserve

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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.

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