Place

Oasis Visitor Center

A large building with a boardwalk out in front overlooking a canal.
The Oasis Visitor Center is an excellent starting point to explore Big Cypress.

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Quick Facts

Accessible Rooms, Accessible Sites, Gifts/Souvenirs/Books, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information, Information - Maps Available, Information - Ranger/Staff Member Present, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Junior Ranger Activity, Junior Ranger Booklet Available, Parking - Auto, Picnic Table, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Theater/Auditorium, Toilet - Flush, Trailhead, Wheelchair Accessible

Built in the 1960s, this building was once a private airport with a hanger and restaurant. It was rather eye-catching from the road due to the passenger plane mounted to its roof as decoration. Later it was a service station. The building was eventually purchased by the National Park Service in the 1980s to be used as a visitor center.

Today, the building serves as the Oasis Visitor Center. Inside, there are exhibits related to the natural and cultural history of the preserve, educational materials, sales items, and an introductory film. Staff are available to assist visitors with information about available activities.

Available Facilities
Florida National Parks Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms. Staff are available to assist visitors with information about available activities.

Phone
239-695-4111

Address
52105 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:30pm.

Big Cypress National Preserve

Last updated: January 17, 2023