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

    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

Visitor Centers

Big Cypress has two visitor contact stations that provide visitor information and orientation, issuing permits, sales items and other services.

Both of these facilities are open year-round, except December 25.

Both facilities are midway between Miami and Naples along the Tamiami Trail.

 

BIG CYPRESS SWAMP WELCOME CENTER

 
DSC00240

Inisde the exhibit area.

Address
33000 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141

The welcome center is approximately five miles east of State Road 29 on the Tamiami Trail.

Phone
239-695-4758

Please click here for more information about this visitor center.

 

OASIS VISITOR CENTER

 
1163895132_w2LZD-S_1

Oasis Visitor Center

Address
52105 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141

Phone
239-695-1201

Please click here for more information about this visitor center.

 

HEADQUARTERS BUILDING

 
DSC00704

Address
33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141

Open from 9:00-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Phone
239-695-2000

Headquarters is located near Naples and Everglades City, along U.S. 41, five miles east of the State Road 29 intersection.

Did You Know?

A purple galinule walking along spadder dock.

The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.