Big Cypress National Preserve is home to the Big Cypress Swamp which supports the marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast and is essential to the health of the neighboring Florida Everglades. The Preserve protects over 720,000 acres of this vast swamp and contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther. The area is popular for hiking, hunting, and ranger-led activities.

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Away Travel Expert: Sarah White
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children of all ages
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Oasis Visitor Center is open year-round
  • Florida Trail is well marked and an easy stroll in the dry season, but underwater much of the rainy season, which is May to Oct.
  • There are ranger-led activities throughout the day; seasonally there are ranger-led canoe treks several times a week

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141
Parking: visitor center open 9am - 4:30pm
Price: free

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (239) 695-1201
Fax: (239) 695-390
Price Information: free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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