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Big Cypress National Preserve

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33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000
+1 239-695-2000
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Land of biological diversity, measuring 729,000 acres, combines a mix of pines, hardwoods, prairies and mangrove forests along with a variety of wildlife including White-tailed deer and Florida panther.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“welcome center” (23 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000
+1 239-695-2000
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Pros: Saw a couple of alligators, lots of fish, some birds, lizards, spiders, and grasshoppers/locusts. the boardwalk was very scenic and easy to walk. Cons: Visitor center closed at 4:30. Scenic road loop was hard to drive on gravel and you couldn't see very much...More

2  Thank RoapTripper3081
Reviewed 10 September 2017

When we popped in at the Oasis Visitor Center on Route 41, I explained we were short of time and what would she recommend if we only have an hour or two. She advised us to drive the Loop Road that starts only a few...More

2  Thank Moestiekje
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I drove the loop of Big Cypress in May 2017. The drive was quite a pleasant change from urban Miami. I didn't really have a plan and only an afternoon to spare so I just enjoyed a nice slow cruise through the Preserve. I was...More

1  Thank AzRat
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, the low rating does not mean this place doesn't have its own beauty and value. But, from most tourist's perspective it's not worth a drive out of the way. It was co to see signs on HWY 41 that day "Panther...More

Thank DealScout
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I knew going to BCNP that summer is not the best time to see wildlife. But I still wanted to go. Winter months are the time to see manatee and other wildlife. They also have ranger led activities in the winter months. But I still...More

Thank Veronica V
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This preserve is home to numerous inhabitants: reptiles, deer, panther, tropical birds, fish, and the elusive Skunk Ape. See the marshlands and the cypress trees. Watch out for gators and other native species.

Thank CindyCookRN
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Big Cypress National Preserve is a place we go to every time we visit Florida. This time with our kids. They really enjoyed the wilderness, we saw a snake, pigs and alligators such as turtles. This walk is always an adventure for it's own.

Thank TheWorldGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

There were no planned activities, and there is very little to see or do. If you aren't stopping here to get your Junior Ranger badge, you can skip it.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Although perhaps not as well known as Disney, the Everglades or the Florida Keys, Big Cypress National Preserve offers a world-class experience with many activities not available anywhere else in the world. Although there are so many things to do and so much to see,...More

7  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful trip. Thanks. Family friendly and beautiful place to take pictures. The naturalists at the ranger sites were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Carolyn S
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7 October 2017|
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Response from CindyCookRN | Reviewed this property |
not bad
30 January 2017|
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Response from Ben G | Reviewed this property |
We saw tons.... Take the loop road. Think it is why 94. Great road through the swamp. Stop at the bridges for clearings and chances to see gators!
5 March 2016|
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Response from hiplain1 | Reviewed this property |
probably everglades city...there are a few decent ones there....maybe 15-20 minutes away