Big Cypress National Preserve

A 729,000-acre unit of the National Park Service in south Florida. Located in eastern Collier County, it is part of the Everglades ecosystem and a critical watershed for the Ten Thousand Islands area to the southwest. A diverse wild area of cypress swamps, prairies, pinelands, hardwood hammocks and mangrove estuary and is home to a variety of wildlife.

The preserve provides regularly scheduled Ranger-led swamp walks, canoe/kayak trips, bike rides and other special activities and events throughout the winter season. Check website for schedules and call the Big CYpress Swamp Welcome Center to make reservations for ranger-led programs.

Amenities

Amenities

Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Parking, Picnic Area, Restrooms, Tables, Water Access

Average Visit Time

Half day

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Disability Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Raised Toilets

Guest Information

Children Allowed, Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly

Hours of Operation

Hours: Preserve: 24 hours; Visitor Center: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Open Year-Round