Big Cypress National Preserve

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Big Cypress National Preserve:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Big Cypress National Preserve

Address:33100 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, FL 34141

Phone:239-695-2000
Fax:239-695-3901
Web: www.nps.gov/bicy/
Size: 648,200 acres of federal land included within 720,056-acre park boundary.
Established: Authorized on October 11, 1974.
Location:In South Florida approximately halfway between Miami and Naples. Extends from Everglades National Park northward to 7 miles north of I-75. Major highways crossing the preserve are I-75 and US 41, with Hwy 29 running north-south along its western boundary.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), groceries, off-road vehicle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit.
Activities:Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, bicycling, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, off-road vehicle use (in designated areas).
Special Features:Adjoining the northwest section of Everglades National Park (see separate entry for description), this large area protects the freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades and supporting the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Subtropical plant and animal life abounds in this ancestral home of the Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. The preserve includes 31 miles of the Florida National Scenic Trail (see separate entry in National Trails section).

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Two of the best guide books are Jeff Ripple's Day Paddling Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp, 2003, and Johnny Molloy's A Paddler's Guide To Everglades National Park, 2009
The Seminole Indians of Florida were removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma in the 1830s, but small bands managed to hide out in the Florida Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp.
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Scientific evidence soon confirmed that the vast and nearly roadless Florida Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp were the last strongholds where panthers survived.
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Janet Wilder, an extra on the film, was killed during the stunt, which was being filmed in Big Cypress Swamp in the Everglades area.
While panthers have long been confined to the Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp, their range may be expanding, a least a little.
After traveling the Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp, Jeff participates in the dangerous task of recovering alligator eggs from nests for crucial conservation study.
However, this endangered cat resides in isolated areas of the Florida Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp.