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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center Auditorium

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The Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center Auditorium is a reservation-required facility for organized groups. The auditorium is equipped with chairs and tables to accommodate up to 70 people. An outdoor picnic area is on-site. Restrooms and power outlets are also available.

Would you like a virtual tour of the facility? Please click here to get started!

Please click here for an application.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Reservations can be rescheduled for another date, if available.

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

Check-in is no earlier than 9:00 am. Check-out must be by 4:00 pm or as listed on your permit.

PARKING

Parking is available in the over-flow parking area. Since parking is limited groups are encouraged to carpool.

LEADER RESPONSIBILITY

The group leader is responsible for ensuring the group's compliance to the rules and regulations of the National Park Service.

EMERGENCIES & SAFETY

Report any law enforcement concerns to the park ranger on duty at the welcome center, or Emergency Dispatch at 800-788-0511. For an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Keep valuables and property secure at all times. A first aid kit is located at the front desk of the welcome center.

Please report lost and found items to a park ranger at the welcome center.

 
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Did You Know?

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Big Cypress National Preserve is big. REALLY BIG. With a total land area of 1,139 square miles, the state of Rhode Island can easily fit within its boundaries.