Big Cypress National Preserve, Oasis Visitor Center
52105 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141
Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center
33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141
Big Cypress National Preserve Headquarters
33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141
Big Cypress is located along the Tamiami Trail East and I-75 in southern Florida. The preserve can be accessed by driving from Miami and Naples. The preserves two visitor centers are located along Tamiami Trail East.
Big Cypress National Preserve experiences two predominant seasons- wet and dry. RAINY SEASON (May through October) While visiting during this season you may find daily afternoon thunderstorms, high humidity, temperatures in the mid - to - high 80s and a multitude of mosquitoes. DRY SEASON (November through April) Falling water levels within the Big Cypress make this a pleasant time to hike, camp, and watch wildlife. For more information visit http://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/weather.htm
Entrance Fee - $0.00
There is no entrance fee for Big Cypress National Preserve
Dedicated in 2010, the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center is an interagency center for all public lands within the Big Cypress Swamp. The facility was designed with energy conservation in mind, making maximum use of renewable resources. The welcome center offers indoor and outdoor exhibits related to the natural and cultural history of the Big Cypress Swamp, educational materials and an introductory film to the swamp, its resources and recreational opportunities. Its auditorium is available to reserve.
This 1960s building was once a private airport with a hangar and restaurant. It was eye-catching from the road due to the passenger plane mounted to its roof. It was eventually purchased by the National Park Service in the 1980s. Today, there are exhibits related to the natural and cultural history of the preserve, educational materials, sales items, and an introductory film. The off-road vehicle office is here, where visitors are issued permits to drive off-road vehicles in the national preserve.