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Your Guide to Big Cypress National Preserve

Take a trip to Big Cypress National Preserve. This guide includes hours, weather, fees, maps, and directions. Make a copy and use it for yourself!

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The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast.

Conserving over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to diverse wildlife, including the Endangered Florida panther.


Big Cypress is located along the Tamiami Trail East and I-75 in southern Florida. The preserve can be accessed by driving from Miami and Naples. The preserves two visitor centers are located along Tamiami Trail East.

GPS: lat:25.97079602, long:-81.08120629

Physical address: 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL, 34141

Mailing address: 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL, 34141


There is no entrance fee for Big Cypress National Preserve


Big Cypress National Preserve experiences two predominant seasons- wet and dry.

RAINY SEASON (May through October) While visiting during this season you may find daily afternoon thunderstorms, high humidity, temperatures in the mid - to - high 80s and a multitude of mosquitoes.

DRY SEASON (November through April) Falling water levels within the Big Cypress make this a pleasant time to hike, camp, and watch wildlife.

Contact Information

Phone: 2396952000

Hours for Big Cypress National Preserve

The preserve is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The Oasis Visitor Center and the Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center are closed on December 25th. No fee is charged for access to the preserve. View closures:

Sunday: All Day

Monday: All Day

Tuesday: All Day

Wednesday: All Day

Thursday: All Day

Friday: All Day

Saturday: All Day