Plan Your Visit

group of people on a board walk going over a wet area surrounded by trees
Explore the swamp at the Kirby Storter Boardwalk

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Plan on spending at least a few hours in the national preserve, exploring scenic drives, roadside parks, and several of the viewpoints and boardwalks. If time permits, consider attending a ranger-led activity. Guided walks, short talks and campfire programs are offered daily, November through April.

Get all the essential information for your trip. Explore the hours, seasons, fees and reservations, weather, and bringing your pets with you.

Download checklists, maps, and more

Learn about closures and fire activity.

Get directions to Big Cypress and download park maps

Find out about camping in the preserve

Explore the preserve driving the roads and in the backcountry

There are a wide variety of activities to do in the preserve. Join ranger led programs, go hunting, go hiking and so much more.

Find a daily list of events in the park

Prepare yourself to safely enjoy the preserve's wildlife and climate as you explore

Find general information about accessibility in the major areas of Big Cypress

Last updated: January 6, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


(239) 695-2000

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