Eating & Sleeping


Big Cypress is home to seven established campgrounds, five of which are open to tent, or vehicle camping (RVs, etc), and three of which can only be used by tent campers. Learn more about campgrounds at Big Cypress.

In addition, visitors may backcountry camp in the national preserve's 729,000 acres.


Restaurants, Grocery Stores & Picnic Areas

There are very limited food options within the boundaries of Big Cypress National Preserve. However, in Everglades City, just west of Big Cypress, you can find a small grocery store and a number of restaurants available. To the east of Big Cypress's boundary, the suburbs of Miami provide a multitude of options for food.

Already have lunch and just need somewhere to eat it? There are picnic tables throughout the preserve, at both visitor centers, and roadside parks.

Last updated: December 18, 2023

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33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


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