Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee

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Established in 1974, as America’s first national preserve, 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 and endangered Florida panther.

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  • Great visit! We camped at Burns Lake and had a wonderful time. We were at site #2 but if we go back will try for #3 or 4, those seem to be the best ones. It is primitive camping but by have an...  more »
  • Alligators, Birds of all types, Owls and more. Not to mention the beautiful scenery, trees, marshes, swamps and plants. This is one of those places that is truly Florida and a must-see and is easy to....  more »
  • My friend's, I have been going to Big Cypress National preserve since I was a child with my mother and father and with my grandmother. I truly believe it is important to get Out there and know your surroundings. Visit your local parks, your community theaters. Be part of your community. We have so much history all around us right here in Florida. I urge you all to seek it out.
  • True Florida Everglades in its natural beauty and glory. Bring your camera...get something to bring to eat or drink and tour this area. There are limited options for food and sometimes you're better to bring your sandwiches & water from Publix. Definitely check out the area...great swamp boat rides nearby. Couple of restaurants...great fishing and a fabulous area to cruise to on the Harley Davidson. Take it all in when you are looking for a new adventure. If you're bring a dog...bring a doggy bag for your refuse. Blessings...Enjoy!!! 😉😎
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