Ranger-Led Activities

A ranger-led walk on the Kirby Storter Boardwalk.
A park ranger leads a nature walk along the one-mile round trip Kirby Storter Boardwalk.

Join the Big Cypress National Preserve staff for FREE outings and activities that explore the wonders of the Big Cypress Swamp. For more details, visit our website at www.nps.gov/bicy. Some programs require reservations, which can be made up to 14 days in advance, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. Programs extend through April 14, 2018. Please see each program listing below for the start date.

A downloaded version of the 2017-18 program schedule is available.

Big Cypress Winter Ranger-led Programs 2017-18
Big Cypress Winter Ranger-led Programs 2017-18

Photo Credit: NPS
Photo Description: A list of Big Cypress National Preserve Ranger-led programs for the winter of 2017-18


View one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States by attending ranger-led astronomy programs at Big Cypress National Preserve. The National Park Service, along with partners, will be conducting night sky outings. For dates and more information here.

Various activities into the national preserve are also offered by permitted commercial operators. To view operators and permitted activities click here.


Schedule permitting, park rangers are available for on-site special request programs and off-site presentations for school groups, civic organizations and other local groups. For information and scheduling, please contact the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator at 239-695-1164.


Last updated: December 22, 2017

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