Established in 1974, as one of America’s first national preserves, the site protects over 729,000 acres of a vast freshwater swamp ecosystem, which supports the rich marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast.


Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a broad diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.


Got questions? Call one of our visitor center phone numbers at (239) 695-1201 or (239) 695-4758

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