Ranger-Led Activities

At this time there are no ranger-led programs. However, all hiking trails and roads within Big Cypress National Preserve are open. (Off-road vehicle trails are currently undergoing a temporary closure.)

Oasis Visitor Center and the (newly named) Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center are open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. We invite everyone to come watch the preserve's movie and talk with our rangers/volunteers. We also encourage you to get outdoors into the fresh air and enjoy our boardwalks and scenic drives.

Please keep in mind CDC physical distancing and face mask requirements.

BIG CYPRESS INSTITUTE is back up and running!

Florida National Parks Association (FNPA), in partnership with Big Cypress National Preserve, offers a wide variety of interpretive programs and experiences within and around the Preserve through The Big Cypress Institute. Click on the link to see what is offered.


Schedule permitting and if COVID guidelines allow, 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.


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


Last updated: June 13, 2021

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33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


(239) 695-2000

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