Established in 1974, as America’s first national preserve, the site protects over 729,000 acres of a vast freshwater swamp ecosystem, which supports the rich marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast.To visit Big Cypress National Preserve and get the most from your holiday in Ochopee, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ochopee trip planner.
Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a broad diversity of wildlife, including the elusive and endangered Florida panther.
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Big Cypress National Preserve reviews
Big Cypress is a unique preserve with 4 varied ecosystems. There are many hikes and boardwalks of varying length. All beautiful. The rangers in the visitors centers are excellent and informative... more »
Beautiful. Hiking is brutal. Be prepared. The ecosystem here is perfect for bears (which i was hoping to see) and other wildlife. Good day trip but plan accordingly. Not many safety protocols in... more »
My friend's, I have been going to Big Cypress National preserve since I was a child with my mother and father and with my grandmother. I truly believe it is important to get Out there and know your surroundings. Visit your local parks, your community theaters. Be part of your community. We have so much history all around us right here in Florida. I urge you all to seek it out.
True Florida Everglades in its natural beauty and glory. Bring your camera...get something to bring to eat or drink and tour this area. There are limited options for food and sometimes you're better to bring your sandwiches & water from Publix. Definitely check out the area...great swamp boat rides nearby. Couple of restaurants...great fishing and a fabulous area to cruise to on the Harley Davidson. Take it all in when you are looking for a new adventure. If you're bring a dog...bring a doggy bag for your refuse. Blessings...Enjoy!!! 😉😎
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