Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center

Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center at night

The Big Cypress National Preserve Nathaniel P Reed Visitor Center offers the public a multitude of opportunities to experience your public lands.

The facility was designed with energy conservation in mind, making maximum use of renewable resources. Learn more about how the visitor center thinks green.

The visitor center offers indoor and outdoor exhibits related to the natural and cultural history of the Big Cypress Swamp, printed information and a preserve film that shares the stories of the swamp, its resources, and its myriad recreational opportunities.

Available Facilities

  • Public restrooms.
  • National Park Service information desk.
  • Florida National Parks Association store.
Inside the Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center


33000 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141

The center is approximately five miles east of State Road 29 on the Tamiami Trail.

Open daily, 9:00-4:30 pm. The visitor center is closed December 25.

Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center auditorium

Auditorium Reservations

Are you searching for a facility to hold your upcoming meeting? The visitor center's auditorium is available for reservation. Learn more about reserving the auditorium.

Art Exhibitions & Demonstrations
Art exhibits are often on display in the auditorium throughout the year. Learn more about artwork in the preserve.


Click here for a virtual tour of the visitor center!

Last updated: September 20, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


239 695-2000

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