• 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.

  • Camping/Activities

    List of campsite inside Big Cypress Perserve. Bear Island Campground
    Burns Lake Campground
    Gator Head Campground(tent only)
    Midway Campground
    Mitchell Landing Campground
    Monument Lake Campground
    Pinecrest Campground(Group only)
    Pink Jeep Campground(tent only)

  • Welcome Center 

    Address 33000 Tamiami Trail East
    Ochopee, Florida 34141
    Phone: 239-695-4758
    Open daily, 9:00-4:30 pm. The welcome center is closed December 25.

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