Ranger-Led Activities

A female ranger standing with a group of people in a wet cypress tree swamp.
Ranger-led wet walks are a great way to experience the Big Cypress Swamp.

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Ranger-guided programs have concluded for the 2023-2024 season. Programs will start up for the 2024-2025 season on November 23rd!

Thanks for a great season in the swamp!

Want to take a tour, but we're out of season? Check out our list of commercial operators who are permitted in Big Cypress National Preserve! They may be able to help!

Requesting Special Interest Group Programs

If your organization or special interest group is interested, park rangers may (schedule permitting) be available for on-site special request programs and off-site presentations. Special interest groups may include school groups, civic organizations and other local groups. For information and scheduling, please contact the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator at 239-695-1164.

Permitted Commercial Operators

Various activities into the national preserve are also offered by permitted commercial operators. Click on the link to see current operators and permitted activities.

A group of park rangers with a green laser pointing towards the night sky.
Night sky programs allow the public to experience Big Cypress National Preserve with a new and exciting perspective.

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Astronomy Programs

For more information about dark sky programs and the preserve's role as an International Dark Sky Park, please visit our Astronomy Page.

Last updated: April 3, 2024

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33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


239 695-2000

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