• The Florida panther's steely gaze - NPS/RALPH ARWOOD

    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »

Online Games

Now it's time to try your luck at our online games. See who's trail you are following in the Big Cypress National Preserve, or try your active listening skills and see if you know who is vocalizing. (Click on the links below to start the game)

Who's Walking Through Big Cypress?

Who's Vocalizing in Big Cypress?

Need another challenge, read the clues and see how well you know the animals of the Big Cypress by playing Who Am I?

Gather two teams and see which team knows the most about animals while you play Animal Jeopardy.

Did You Know?

A young alligator emerges from its egg.

Alligator hatching season is typically September through October in south Florida. A female can lay up to 50 eggs, about 45 of which will hatch, but only two or three will make it beyond the first two years of life.