Backcountry Camping

Big Cypress National Preserve consists of 729,000 acres of backcountry with several miles of multi-use trails to explore. Backcountry camping allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty and challenge of the Preserve's wild side. By carrying everything you need to survive on your back or in your off-road vehicle, you can discover a world beyond where the pavement ends.


A Backcountry Camping Permit is required for all backcountry camping. Permits are free and can be filled out online and printed. Additionally, they are located at every backcountry trailhead and can be found at both visitor centers. The permits take only a few minutes to complete. Please click here to get started.


Please click here for more information about the rules and regulations concerning backcountry camping.

Last updated: April 23, 2021

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33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


(239) 695-2000

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