|Big Cypress National Preserve|
The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.
Big Cypress is located along the Tamiami Trail East and I-75 in southern Florida. The preserve can be accessed by driving from Miami and Naples. The preserves two visitor centers are located along Tamiami Trail East.
Big Cypress National Preserve experiences two predominant seasons- wet and dry. RAINY SEASON (May through October) While visiting during this season you may find daily afternoon thunderstorms, high humidity, temperatures in the mid - to - high 80s and a multitude of mosquitoes. DRY SEASON (November through April) Falling water levels within the Big Cypress make this a pleasant time to hike, camp, and watch wildlife. For more information visit http://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/weather.htm
Opening Hour Details
The preserve is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The Oasis Visitor Center and the Welcome Center are closed on December 25th. No fee is charged for access to the preserve.