Big Cypress National Preserve

Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve

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VISIT Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve:

Park Details

Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve was established on October 11, 1974.

Address 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL, 34141
Phone239-695-2000
Hours365 days a year, 24 hours a day
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve are January, December, February & March.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits220,059311,198274,114216,660190,034200,757148,604142,323135,184171,185227,410326,285
Precipitation262427264582647276471617
Avg Temp767881858989909089868178
Max Temp858689929595969593918885
Avg Temp575860636873747573696359
Min Temp363843495968717169574940
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Biscayne, Everglades & Big Cypress via Miami747

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve.

NameDistance
Everglades National Park38 mi
Biscayne National Park61 mi
Dry Tortugas National Park143 mi
De Soto National Memorial152 mi
Canaveral National Seashore201 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Monument Lake - Big Cypress National PreserveOchopee, FL more 5 miles
Burns Lake - Big Cypress National PreserveOchopee, FL more 12 miles
Bear Island - Big Cypress WMAImmokalee, FL more 29 miles
Collier - Seminole State ParkNaples, FL more 36 miles
Long Pine Key - Everglades National ParkFL more 39 miles
Larry and Penny Thompson ParkMiami, FL more 43 miles
CB Smith ParkPembroke Pines, FL more 45 miles
Markham ParkSunrise, FL more 46 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
None Found.

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve.

NameCodeCityDistance
Miami International AirportMIAMiami, FL46 mi
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International AirportFLLFort Lauderdale, FL57 mi
Southwest Florida International AirportRSWFort Myers, FL65 mi
Palm Beach International AirportPBIWest Palm Beach, FL81 mi
Tampa International AirportTPATampa, FL173 mi
Orlando International AirportMCOOrlando, FL178 mi
Orlando Sanford International AirportSFBOrlando, FL202 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve.

NameCodeCityDistance
Charlotte County AirportPGDPunta Gorda, FL94 mi
Key West International AirportEYWKey West, FL101 mi
Sarasota Bradenton International AirportSRQSarasota/Bradenton, FL142 mi
Melbourne Orlando International AirportMLBMelbourne, FL157 mi
St Petersburg Clearwater International AirportPIESt Petersburg-Clearwater, FL174 mi
Daytona Beach International AirportDABDaytona Beach, FL229 mi
Gainesville Regional AirportGNVGainesville, FL275 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.