Big Cypress National Preserve


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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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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So when the couple stumbled on a private plot of land for sale in the heart of Big Cypress National Preserve, they purchased all 13 acres and built their house and a photo gallery to showcase Butcher's images.
Big Cypress National Preserve encompasses 2,400 square miles of similar terrain northwest of Everglades National Park.
Wading birds, American alligators, Florida panthers, and snail kites are just a few of the creatures that inhabit Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park.
There are thousands of alligators living in the wild in the region, which includes the western portion of Everglades National Park and the expansive Big Cypress National Preserve.
Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida: The Bush administration pledged $235 million to buy the preserve's mineral rights.
The NPS has prepared an environmental impact statement for the General Management Plan for Big Cypress National Preserve and an environmental assessment on the Fire Management Plan for the Everglades National Park.
In 2002, the Bush administration pledged $235 million to buy out private mineral rights in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, but has not made a similar move to benefit Padre Island, which is in the president's home state.
Four-year veterans, Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park, comprise more than 2 million acres of wetlands and bay waters in South Florida.
John Donahue, superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve, in Florida, received NPCA's Stephen T.
Big Cypress National Preserve also faces degradation from continued off-road vehicle (ORV) use if the Park Service does not vigorously enforce its recently announced restrictions on motorized abuse from swamp buggies.
Brian and Rosalyn Scherf at Big Cypress National Preserve