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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 »

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.

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