Freshwater to the Sea

The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.


Park Ranger leading a swamp walk

Experience Ranger-Led Programs!

Discover Big Cypress with park rangers and volunteers who know it inside and out! Programs include, hikes, canoe trips, walks, talks and more!

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Florida National Parks Association

Visit our Online Bookstore!

Forget to buy that souvenir while you were visiting the Preserve? It's not too late!

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Get out and explore YOUR national park and preserve!

Take the Tamiami Trail "Triathlon" Challenge!

The Tamiami Trail "Triathlon" encourages individuals and families to get out of their cars and explore areas within easy access of the Tamiami Trail.

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Looking to Camp?

Looking to Camp?

With eight campgrounds to choose from, there's bound to be a campsite that's right for you!

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Take a virtual tour today!

Virtual Tours at Big Cypress

Can't come to us? We'll come to you! Take a tour without leaving your home. There are several virtual tours of Big Cypress available to you!

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See what's currently on display at Big Cypress

Get Cultured! Current & Upcoming Art Exhibits

Big Cypress holds captivating art exhibits throughout the year. Come be inspired by art created by artists who were inspired by this magical place.

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Hike the Florida National Scenic Trail!

Take a Hike!

Stretching 1,400 miles, the Florida National Scenic Trail has many miles of stunning views, providing memories that will last a lifetime.

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ORV Operator Course

Take the Off-Road Vehicle Operator Course!

The off-road vehicle operator course is available, and successful completion is required before receiving your off-road vehicle permit.

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