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Big Cypress National Preserve

#2 of 17 things to do in Ochopee Features Animals
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.
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33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000
+1 239-695-2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great day-trip from anywhere Orlando or south. It's got vistas that you just don't see anywhere else, particularly if there are dramatic clouds in the sky. It's super buggy in the summer, though, and only 100% deet really keeps them at bay....More

Thank myfloridalife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here as part of a bigger tour in 2011 and we stopped by for a mini-trek. Our guide was able to show us some interesting aspects to the local vegetation including not only trees, but also shrubs and even lichen and some fungi. Loved...More

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place to stretch or legs after driving for a spell. Nice visitor center and walkway to see alligators. Picnic area too.

Thank DutchLace
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Did the Loop Road early May. Alligators galore right from the start. But unfortunately most of them in small water ponds with only little amounts of water it. Due to the draught it was too dry and after substantial rainfall the drive would have been...More

Thank Hajo W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Came to the Big Cypress Preserve in order to see my very first ever wild alligator and of course it didn't take long to find one. There are quite a few stops along the road to keep you busy. I also started off on the...More

Thank Gwen_BE
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We started at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center and picked up maps of the two self-guided auto tours. The maps describe various stops along the routes and are very helpful. Both routes will allow sightings of alligators and the different birds. The Turner River...More

Thank DoreneH_12
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The loop road may seem boring if you don't take your time and stop. There are tons of gators on the side strands and waters off the road. It felt more relaxed than the commercial airboats too. The trees are interesting filled with bromeliads. It...More

Thank whalewatcher09
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Had an enjoyable day with a 2 hr drive to do the Loop Rd thru the park. Although most of the road is a dirt road, if you go slow enough, it's not too bad. It is about 20 miles long but the last 6...More

Thank beachgirl-711-12
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are there large allegators to be seen here
31 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!
Where is the nearest restaurant?
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
Do people camp here? I'm from the NW so dont know anything about camping in gator/snake country...
19 February 2015|
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Response from zevb | Reviewed this property |
There is both tent camping and RV park/camping in Big Cypress. There are numerous areas. Fees range from $10-$30 per night. Occasionally, some of those sites may close for repairs. It is necessary to make a reservation... More