Big Cypress National Preserve provides a variety of opportunities to enjoy and explore natural landscapes and environments like no others. The Preserve acts as the back yard for millions of residents and visitors in South Florida. A place to play, relax, and renew your connection with nature. Join us in enjoying your public lands responsibly.
View One of the Eastern US Darkest Skies
Big Cypress National Preserve is a designated International Dark Sky Site.
Discovery hikes, boardwalk talks, and interpretive canoe programs.Get out of the car and get into the real Big Cypress National Preserve
Big Cypress Institute Exploration Trips
The Big Cypress Institute offers unique experiences to families, individuals, and education groups seeking adventure and discovery fun.
From an easy stroll to an all-day trek, get out and explore Big Cypress National Preserve on foot!
Explore by Canoe or Kayak
Explore the special beauty of Big Cypress National Preserve from the water. Find out more about paddling your way through the preserve.
Camping at Big Cypress
With 8 campgrounds to choose from you can find your perfect campsite.
A unique and old way to experience the preserve. Find out how to get your permit and hit the trails.
Two popular scenic drives get you off the highways and into the wild side of Big Cypress National Preserve.
Last updated: January 17, 2023