• 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 »

Big Cypress: A wild Classroom    

Wildlife and wild lands holds adventure for your students, whether you're able to visit in person, or not. Find lesson
plans, plan your fieldtrip and more as you use Big Cypress as your classroom. Look to the national preserve for your own professional development needs.

Contact the Environmental Education Office at 239-695-1164 or by e-mail

Park Ranger Leading Students

Click here for information about the Swamp, Water, and Me (SWAMP) program.