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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 »

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.

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.

 

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

 
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Click on the image for a virtual tour of the auditorium!
 

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.

Did You Know?

Many large trees that did exist were harvested in the early 1900s.

There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.