Established as one of America's first national preserves, Big Cypress protects over 729,000 acres of a vast freshwater swamp ecosystem, which supports the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast.
For comprehensive information on the current status of water within the region visit the Go Hydrology! webpage. This interactive website details the complex inner-workings within and among the wetlands and waterways of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades and adjacent Big Cypress watersheds.
Last updated: December 14, 2021