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    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 »

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!

Click here for more information!

 

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?

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Ervin T. Rouse (1917-1981) wrote one of the most popular fiddling tunes of all time..."Orange Blossom Special"...about the luxury train from Orlando to Miami. He was a resident of the Loop Road area and a friend of the Seminoles.