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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »

  • Turner River Closure

    Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »

  • Campground Closure

    Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. 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?

Alligator in the swamp.

Feeding alligators creates nuisance alligators. Every year alligators that have been fed by visitors begin to lose their fear of humans. If these animals become aggresive they are killed to ensure visitor safety. To avoid this tragic end for these unique animals DO NOT FEED THEM.