Scenic Drives

The sun colors clouds orange behind silhouetted trees reflected in water along Turner River Road.
A view along Turner River Road

There are two popular scenic drives within Big Cypress National Preserve.

Loop Road

This is a 27-mile drive that travels through dwarf cypress forest, pine forests and deep strands. Download a detailed guide (PDF).

Turner River / Wagonwheel / Birdon Roads Loop

This is a 17-mile drive that takes you by open prairies and popular wading bird feeding areas. Download a detailed guide (PDF).

While visiting the national preserve, take the time to leave the beaten trail of US-41 (Tamiami Trail) and take a more leisurely journey along one of these scenic drives.


Please remember that it is illegal to feed or harass wildlife. Do not attempt to approach alligators.

Additionally, there are several private home sites along both drives. Please respect private property rights of the residents.

Last updated: April 30, 2020

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