Big Cypress National Preserve
3100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141
Oasis Visitor Center and General Preserve Information
Explore the Freshwater to the
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. Protecting
over 720,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve
contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that
are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida
Things To Do
For the general visitor 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.
Culturally, the Big Cypress Swamp has served as
home and refuge to many people throughout time including the
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, the Seminole Tribe of Florida
and early settlers.
The South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC)
is a division of Everglades National Park that provides scientific
information and environmental assessments to the National Park Service
units of South Florida and to the Department of the Interior.
SFNRC scientists seek to conserve and, where
necessary, restore the normal suite of interactions between the
biological and physical elements of the environment in order to ensure
a functional ecosystem and its associated biological diversity.
Reflecting the holistic nature of the ecosystem,
the center works to integrate applied science with management actions
toward the preservation of resources for the enjoyment of future
Places to Picnic
- H.P. Williams Roadside Park
- I-75 Rest Area
- Kirby Storter Roadside Park
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