Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee

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  • We lived this preserve! No charge and we drove the entire gravel road area which was recommended by the ranger. I would stop in at the welcome center and ask them where they have seen the most wildlif...  more »
  • The best experience in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve is the Loop Road drive. This mostly unpaved road runs south off of US 41 - the Tamiami Trail - then turns east and returns to the Tamiami...  more »
  • we went there to camp in a tent. The campground itself was quiet nice but it was off the main road and it was very noisy all night long. The trucks and traffic that goes by becomes very loud drowning ...  more »
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  • We had a great visit here at Burns Lake Campground. The Lake is beautiful and the setting is peaceful. With no light or noise pollution, you can see a deep blanket of stars at night and listen to frogs, alligators, birds, and other wildlife. It's a perfect getaway. There are very few amenities here - no running water and no electrical or sewer hookups, so you need to either have a self contained setup in an RV, or make sure you bring drinking and wash water. They've provided toilets for campers, plus secured garbage and recycle containers and bear lockers for people camping without a hard sided structure. It was a great getaway visit.
  • Great place to begin your adventure into the National Park Sites in South Florida. Spent about 6 hours in the park stopping at the Swamp Visitors Center and taking a few boardwalks. Highly recommend taking the gravel Loop Road down to Tamiami trail as well. It's about 20 miles long, not to densely traveled, and provides some great opportunity to drive along side some Cypress swaps to get some views of gators, herons, egrets, etc.
  • This is what south Florida is really all about. Vast untouched wilderness that has been meticulously preserved and loved. The wildlife and the freedom you have to explore is amazing. Great camping. Great hunting. Great trails and great fishing
  • We stopped at the visitor center to get and map and information. The ranger was very helpful and a donut of information. She really liked what she was doing and it showed. She pointed out areas of interest and highlighted them on our map. Very helpful. She really made our visit an enjoyable one that we will remember for a long time.
  • Perfect weather. Pretty place. Plenty of rest stops. Clean and plenty of parking. Some have security. And there's snake road which takes you to the indian reservation. Good food. Friendly people and nice museum.
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