HP Williams Roadside Park

H.P. Williams Roadside Park picnic area with white benches, a boardwalk, and palm trees.
H.P. Williams Roadside Park picnic area.
 
A plaque that reads, "The H.P. Williams Park. Designated by 1965 Legislature of Florida."
"The H.P. Williams Park. Designated by 1965 Legislature of Florida."

A 200m boardwalk with one accessible entry point, H.P. Williams offers views of the cypress swamp and a waterway where a variety of wildlife are often seen, including alligators, turtles, egrets, herons, hawks, anhingas, and a variety of other bird species. Picnic tables and a vault toilet are also available at this site.

Park rangers are sometimes present to answer your questions. Please also stop at the Oasis or Nathanial P. Reed Visitor Centers and ask about ranger programs to help you better experience the park at H.P. Williams and elsewhere!

 
A group of visitors look over a boardwalk into a canal.
H.P. Williams Park: Big Cypress offers views of the cypress swamp and wildlife like alligators and anhingas.

NPS Photo

This small park is named for Homer P. Williams, an engineer who was in charge of the construction of the Tamiami Trail (Highway 41) in the 1920s.

Designated in 1965 by the Florida Legislature, this park is older than the Preserve and a great stop for wildlife viewing and experiencing your public lands.

Last updated: June 19, 2021

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Mailing Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141

Phone:

(239) 695-2000

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