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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 »


A variety of Preserve publications can assist you in planning your visit, finding your way around and learning more about this unique area. The following publications are available at our visitor centers. You may also download and print them from this site.

These publications are freely distributed by the National Park Service. All require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.



* Big Cypress Amphibians (low res)
* Big Cypress Birds (low res) (high res)
* Big Cypress Butterflies (low res) (high res)
* Big Cypress Reptiles (low res) (high res)



* A National Preserve-One Land, Many Uses
* Precolumbian Peoples of Big Cypress (low res) (hi res)



* Orientation-French
* Orientation-German
* Orientation-Italian
* Orientation-Spanish



* Alien Invaders: Burmese Pythons (low res) (hi res)
* American Alligator (low res) (hi res)
* Epiphytes (low res) (high res)
* Fire in Big Cypress (low res) (hi res)
* Florida Panther (low res) (hi res)
* Going Batty in Big Cypress (low res) (hi res)
* Manatees (low res) (high res)
* Orchids (low res) (hi res)
* Red-cockaded Woodpecker (low res) (hi res)
* What's the Big Black Bird (low res) (hi res)


Did You Know?

Alligator in the swamp.

HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.