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Nathaniel P. Reed Visitors Center

Sunset in the Big Cypress - photo by Elam Stoltzfus Photo
Sunset in the Big Cypress - photo by Elam Stoltzfus Photo

The preserve provides regularly scheduled Ranger-led swamp walks, canoe/kayak trips, bike rides and other special activities and events throughout the winter season. Check website for schedules and call the Visitor Center to make reservations.

The Nathaniel P. Reed Visitors Center is an interagency center for all public lands within the Big Cypress Swamp. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits, educational materials, and an introductory film to the swamp and its recreational opportunities. It also hosts a Florida National Parks Association bookstore and gift shop. Public restrooms, information about ranger-led activities and a boardwalk for viewing wildlife are also available here.

Accessible Features
  • ADA Compliant
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
General Information
  • Dates Closed: Christmas Day
  • Hours: Preserve: 24 hours; Visitor Center: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Pets on Leash Allowed
Tour Information
  • Guided Tours
  • Self-Guided tours