Learn About the Park

sunset over Big Cypress
Sunset among the palms and cypress trees

Richard Eskin

Discover the rich culture and the stories of the western everglades and explore the mosaic of plants and animals that thrive in the diverse environment of Big Cypress National Preserve. Find out the recent events happening in the preserve and tour the area through photos.

Stay connected with Big Cypress and get information on current events

Browse photos, watch an introductory video to the preserve and take a virtual hike.

The human story of Big Cypress spans thousands of years

Discover the dynamic and diverse land and water of Big Cypress that are home to hundreds of animal and plant species.

Whether your class is in the park or visiting online, wonderful opportunities for learning and adventure await your students

Become a junior ranger and explore the park

Learn about the laws and policies that apply to Big Cypress, the staff that manages the preserve, and park statistics

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calendar of events

Last updated: June 21, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


(239) 695-2000

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