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Big Cypress National Preserve
Ochopee Florida National Park


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NameBig Cypress National Preserve
AddressUS Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail).
Ochopee, FL 34141
Brief DescriptionNational Preserve
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionThe first National Preserve in the National Park System, Big Cypress has a mixture of pines, hardwoods, prairies, mangrove forests, cypress strands and domes. White-tailed deer, bear and Florida panther can be found here along with the more tropical linguus tree snail, royal palm and cigar orchid. This meeting place of temperate and tropical species is a hotbed of biological diversity. Hydrologically, the Preserve serves as a supply of fresh, clean water for the vital estuaries of the ten thousand islands area near Everglades City.

Visitors will find a recreational paradise with camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and birdwatching opportunities. Those passing through may be enticed to linger in this remnant of wild Florida to search for evidence of the elusive Florida panther or to watch an endangered woodstork feeding along a roadside canal.

Phone 1(239) 695-1201
Phone 2(239) 695-4758
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/bicy/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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