Big Cypress National Preserve

Big Cypress National Preserve

Things To Do in Big Cypress

Activities & Programs

Big Cypress is the backyard to the residents and visitors of South Florida. Encompassing more than 720,000 acres, the Preserve provides the protection of a national park area, while still allowing for a broader array of recreational opportunities such as hunting and off-road vehicle use. Permits are required for ...

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Walking & Hiking

Hiking Hiking within Big Cypress can be along designated trails, or orienteering through unmarked territory. Hikers should be prepared for conditions depending on the season. The dry season provides the most comfortable hiking conditions. The wet season has its unique challenges, and hikers should be prepared for tromping through water ...

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Things To Do

Scenic Drives There are two popular scenic drives within Big Cypress National Preserve. One is the 27 mile Loop Road that travels through dwarf cypress forest, pine forests and deep strands. The other is the 17 mile Turner River / Wagonwheel / Birdon Roads Loop. This drive takes you by ...

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