Big Cypress Perserve
The Preserve is host to a variety of natural, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Here you will find a mixture of pines, hardwoods and prairies mixed with palm trees, mangrove and orchids. White-tailed deer, bear and Florida panther can be found in the same areas as the more tropical Florida tree snail, Cape Sable seaside sparrow and roseate spoonbill.
Hydrologically, the Preserve serves as a supply of fresh, clean water for the vital estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands area. Culturally, the Preserve has served as home and refuge to many people throughout time including the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and the Seminole Tribes and the early Florida settlers. The Preserve offers many recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, off road vehicle use (by permit only) and bird watching.
List of campsite inside Big Cypress Perserve. Bear Island Campground
Burns Lake Campground
Gator Head Campground(tent only)
Mitchell Landing Campground
Monument Lake Campground
Pinecrest Campground(Group only)
Pink Jeep Campground(tent only)
Address 33000 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141
Open daily, 9:00-4:30 pm. The welcome center is closed December 25.