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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, picnic areas, 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.

Basic Information

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

Brochures

Download checklists, maps, and more

Closures

Learn about non-fire related closures within the Preserve.

Directions and Transportation

Get directions to Big Cypress and download park maps

Eating and Sleeping

Find out about camping in the preserve

Places to Go

Explore the preserve driving the roads and in the backcountry

Things to Do

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

Calendar

Find a daily list of events in the park

Safety

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

Accessibility

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

Last updated: January 15, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141

Phone:

(239) 695-2000

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