Basic Information


Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center
33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141

Oasis Visitor Center
52105 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141

Big Cypress National Preserve Headquarters
33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141

Visitor Centers open 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 7-days a week. Closed Christmas Day.
Big Cypress National Preserve does not charge an entrance fee.
Backcountry hiking and camping require permits, but there is no fee.

Campgrounds in the Preserve do charge fees for overnight stays. Go to for pricing and reservations.

Entrance Fees:


Be Prepared

Visiting Big Cypress National Preserve is an exciting experience. You want to be prepared for weather, road conditions, and wildlife. You need to be flexible as you spend time in this truly wild and special place.

Need to know more about America's first National Preserve within the National Park Service?

  • Travel Green - Get tips on making your vacation an enjoyable, environmentally sound, and sustainable journey.
  • Goods & Services- Find out where you can camp and what services are available in this remote area.
  • Weather- Be prepared for a wide range of conditions-- including hurricanes!
  • Pets- Pets are welcome at Big Cypress National Preserve, but be sure to read up on how to do so while keeping your pet and the Preserve protected.
  • Stay Safe - With limited phone and wifi coverage, read up on how to stay safe in remote areas and when encountering wildlife.

Last updated: June 19, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


(239) 695-2000

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