VISIT Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve:
Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve was established on October 11, 1974.
|Address||33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL, 34141|
|Hours||365 days a year, 24 hours a day|
|Learn More||Official 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.
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 Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
|Biscayne, Everglades & Big Cypress via Miami||74||7|
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.
|Everglades National Park||38 mi|
|Biscayne National Park||61 mi|
|Dry Tortugas National Park||143 mi|
|De Soto National Memorial||152 mi|
|Canaveral National Seashore||201 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.
|Monument Lake - Big Cypress National Preserve||Ochopee, FL more||5 miles|
|Burns Lake - Big Cypress National Preserve||Ochopee, FL more||12 miles|
|Bear Island - Big Cypress WMA||Immokalee, FL more||29 miles|
|Collier - Seminole State Park||Naples, FL more||36 miles|
|Long Pine Key - Everglades National Park||FL more||39 miles|
|Larry and Penny Thompson Park||Miami, FL more||43 miles|
|CB Smith Park||Pembroke Pines, FL more||45 miles|
|Markham Park||Sunrise, 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:
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.
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.
|Miami International Airport||MIA||Miami, FL||46 mi|
|Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport||FLL||Fort Lauderdale, FL||57 mi|
|Southwest Florida International Airport||RSW||Fort Myers, FL||65 mi|
|Palm Beach International Airport||PBI||West Palm Beach, FL||81 mi|
|Tampa International Airport||TPA||Tampa, FL||173 mi|
|Orlando International Airport||MCO||Orlando, FL||178 mi|
|Orlando Sanford International Airport||SFB||Orlando, FL||202 mi|
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.
|Charlotte County Airport||PGD||Punta Gorda, FL||94 mi|
|Key West International Airport||EYW||Key West, FL||101 mi|
|Sarasota Bradenton International Airport||SRQ||Sarasota/Bradenton, FL||142 mi|
|Melbourne Orlando International Airport||MLB||Melbourne, FL||157 mi|
|St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport||PIE||St Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||174 mi|
|Daytona Beach International Airport||DAB||Daytona Beach, FL||229 mi|
|Gainesville Regional Airport||GNV||Gainesville, FL||275 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.