• The Florida panther's steely gaze - NPS/RALPH ARWOOD

    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

Scenic Drives

Visitors at the Sweetwater Strand Bridge along the Loop Road. This is a popular birding area year round.

Visitors stopping to enjoy the view along Loop Road.

There are two popular scenic drives within Big Cypress National Preserve.

Loop Road
is a 27-mile drive that travels through dwarf cypress forest, pine forests and deep strands.
Click here for a detailed guide.

Turner River / Wagonwheel / Birdon Roads Loop
is a 17-mile drive that takes you by open prairies and popular wading bird feeding areas.
Click here for a detailed guide.

While visiting the national preserve, take the time to leave the beaten trail of US-41 (Tamiami Trail) and take a more leisurely journey along one of these scenic drives.

 

Please remember that it is illegal to feed or harass wildlife. Do not attempt to approach alligators.

Additionally, there are several private home sites along both drives. Please respect private property rights of the residents.

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