Things To Do

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Big Cypress National Preserve provides a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. This protected area is the back yard for the millions of residents and visitors in South Florida.

Commercial tours are also available from permitted commercial service operators. Get a list of operators and the services they provide.

Join park staff for programs that celebrate our night sky.

Experience the Night

Big Cypress National Preserve designated as International Dark Sky Park.

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Ranger-led Activities

Swamp tours, ranger chats, and canoe rendezvous... dive deeper into Big Cypress with a park ranger.

People kayak on Turner River in 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.

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Swamp Buggy, Biking, & Birding Tours

Whatever adventure you want: riding in a swamp buggy, beginner birding classes, bicycle tours, and swamp hikes tailored to your needs.

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Explore by Canoe or Kayak

Explore the unique waterways of Big Cypress National Preserve from the water. Find out more about paddling your way through the preserve.

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Camping at Big Cypress

With 8 campgrounds to choose from you can find your perfect campsite.

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Off-Road Vehicles

Part of the traditional use of the preserve, learn how to get your permit and hit the trails.

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Scenic Drives

Find out more about two popular scenic drives at Big Cypress.

Last updated: June 6, 2020

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33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


(239) 695-2000

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