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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

  • 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 »

  • Campground Closure

    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. More »

  • Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure

    Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. 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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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?

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The white-tailed deer has a vertical leap of nine feet! This is a useful skill to have when evading predators. How high can you jump?