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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »

Virtual Tour

There are several virtual tours available to you! Please click on the images below to begin your tour.

 

BIG CYPRESS SWAMP WELCOME CENTER
Dedicated in 2010, the welcome center is on the western edge of the preserve. Be sure to stop here for information, sales items and refreshments.

Click here for more information about this facility.

 

OASIS VISITOR CENTER
A landmark since the 1960s, this building used to be a private airport, and convenient store. Today, it serves as a visitor center on the eastern end of the preserve. Be sure to stop here for information, sales items and light refreshments.

Click here for more information about this facility.

 

KIRBY STORTER ROADSIDE PARK
Once here, you will find a one-mile round-trip boardwalk that takes you into a mature cypress Strand. This is a popular spot for birders and photographers. Enjoy the tour!

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BIG CYPRESS SWAMP WELCOME CENTER AUDITORIUM
Located at the welcome center, the auditorium often holds art exhibits, public meetings and events.

This facility is also reservable for your next event. Click here to learn how!

Did You Know?

Alligator in the swamp.

Feeding alligators creates nuisance alligators. Every year alligators that have been fed by visitors begin to lose their fear of humans. If these animals become aggresive they are killed to ensure visitor safety. To avoid this tragic end for these unique animals DO NOT FEED THEM.