• 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 »

  • Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure

    Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. 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?

manatee

Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives. More...