National Wildlife Refuge - Florida
The Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge is located twenty miles east of Naples, in the upper segment of the Fakahatchee Strand of the Big Cypress Swamp. It is north of I-75 and west of SR 29. The Florida panther is the only cougar species found east of the Mississippi River. In all, less than 100 panthers use the area, with fewer than a dozen passing through the refuge each month. To protect the panther and other endangered inhabitants, general public use is only available at the southeast corner of the refuge, on designated hiking trails. All other areas can only be seen by way of limited tours.
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Big Cypress - Visitor Map
Official Visitor Map of Big Cypress National Preserve (NPres) in Florida. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).
Florida Panther - Safety Tips
Safety Tips brochure for Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Florida. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
Florida Panther - Hiking Trail Map
Hiking Trail Map of Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Florida. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).