When you enter the national preserve be on Highway 41, this is where the fun begins. Not only is this roadway an experience in itself, it is the route to all places of interest at Big Cypress. All along the scenic drive there are scenic pull-offs designed to give you wildlife viewing opportunities.
As you enter Big Cypress National Preserve, you'll definitely want to get the latest information and recomendations at one of our visitor centers. From the east, stop in at the Oasis Visitor Center. If you're traveling from the west, the Nathaniel P Reed Visitor Center is your destination. At these locations, you will be greeted by Preserve staff who will provide you with a map and other information.
In addition to a few stops along the way, plan a stop at the visitor centers, park stores, and interesting exhibits. Kirby Storter Boardwalk is a great place to spend some time and you will see hiking trailheads all along the scenic drive.
If you want to visit virtually, get to know Big Cypress National Preserve by clicking on Nature & Science and History & Culture. Take a web trip to other National Park Service areas by visiting nps.gov.
Last updated: June 13, 2021