NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we're celebrating all year long! Throughout 2016, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial efforts. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Big Cypress National Preserve is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!



  • Discover What Makes Big Cypress Special

    A park ranger leads a nature walk along the one-mile round trip Kirby Storter Boardwalk

    The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther. Enhance your understanding and enjoyment of Big Cypress National Preserve by taking part in a ranger-led program between November and April. Read more

  • Sleep Under the Stars and Marvel at the Milky Way

    Camper gazing up at the night sky

    The remoteness of Big Cypress provide a spectacular opportunity to marvel at the beauty of the night sky. Read more

Call to Action Projects 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


(239) 695-2000

Contact Us