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Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Swamp Walks

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Big Cypress Gallery

52388 Tamiami Trail

Ochopee, Florida 34141

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Vermont has its leaf-peepers. Munich has Oktoberfest. Here in South Florida, we celebrate the fall season with ranger-led swamp walks in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Join us on October 27 & 28 at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery and take a walk on the wild side with a National Park Service ranger!

Clyde and Niki Butcher host a fall festival at their Big Cypress Gallery in October every year. As part of the fun, Big Cypress rangers lead swamp walks behind the gallery for the brave (and not-so-brave) at heart.

The walks are $50 per person (kids 17-and-under are free, no tickets required) with 100% of the proceeds supporting the Swamp Water and Me Program (SWAMP) in Big Cypress National Preserve. SWAMP is an outdoor science education program that introduces thousands of kids to the Big Cypress every year on school field trips.

Walks are offered both days in the morning and afternoon. Sign up to arrive between 9 AM and 12 noon for a morning walk, or between 12 noon and 3 PM for an afternoon walk, and you'll be assigned to the next available walk.

What to know: Be prepared to get wet. The walks are 90-minutes long and water levels may be waist deep in places. Wear clothes that can get wet and/or muddy (long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and shoes with laces that will stay on your feet), and bring some dry clothes to change into after your walk.


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