Ranger-Led Activities

Photo shows some of the many lichens that grow within the preserve
Photo shows some of the many lichens that grow in the preserve.

Laurie Humphrey

At this time there are no ranger led programs however all trails and roads within Big Cypress National Preserve are open.

Oasis and Nathaniel P. Reed (newly named) Visitor Centers are open from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. We welcome everyone to come watch the preserve's movie and talk with rangers/volunteers and to greet you on the boardwalks as well.

We do encourage you to get outdoors into the fresh air and to enjoy our boardwalks and drives that we have to offer.

Please keep in mind CDC social distancing and face mask recommendations.

Stay Safe and hope to see you soon!


BIG CYPRESS INSTITUTE is back up and running!
Florida National Parks Association (FNPA), in partnership with Big Cypress National Preserve, offers a wide variety of interpretive programs and experiences within and around the Preserve through The Big Cypress Institute. Click on the link to see what is offered.

Schedule permitting and if COVID guidelines allow, park rangers are available for on-site special request programs and off-site presentations for school groups, civic organizations and other local groups. For information and scheduling, please contact the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator at 239-695-1164.

Various activities into the national preserve are also offered by permitted commercial operators. Current operators and permitted activities. Click on the link to see what is offered.

Last updated: December 15, 2020

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33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


(239) 695-2000

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