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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 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 »

Bookstore

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View of the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center bookstore.
 

The Florida National Parks Association operates sales outlets throughout south Florida and offers high quality publications and educational sales items.

These materials directly relate to the various stories surrounding the Preserve and for planning, and enhancing, the visitor experience.

Sales profits are returned to the parks to support educational, scientific, historical and visitor service programs that would not otherwise be available through federally funded sources. The association also uses a portion of the proceeds to produce additional new educational materials about the parks; often based on new information that becomes available about the wonders of the south Florida ecosystem.

Discover more about south Florida's national park sites and help foster the continuation of the Preserve's educational efforts by supporting the Florida National Parks Association. Become an association member and you will receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases.

Did You Know?

Alligator in the swamp.

HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.