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Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Ochopee, FL 34141-2083
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 March 2013

The loop road is a ~26 mile long diversion from the highway 41. It starts just after the shark valley visitor center road of the Everglades national park. Drive just couple of miles from the shark valley road on US41 and you will see the...More

27  Thank Arnab C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 November 2012

There is a sign about 2 miles in if you enter from the west side at Monroe Station-- we laughed about the various meanings. it read "last chance turn around". We should have listened. I should begin by explaining that we are nature lovers. We...More

13  Thank travelbugs920
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All reviews big cypress full tank of gas nice road great drive both sides air plants take your time monroe station close encounter bug spray natural habitat water birds visitor center two hours nature trail fish couple of hours
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were entranced by how magical this area was with its wildlife and ecological significance to the area. The alligators and birdlife captivated us and we enjoyed every moment

Thank David N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice road. The wildlife is just breathtaking! Lots of aligators, birds, turtles and other. The sounds of the forest is amazing!

Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loop road is an awesome experience. I have seen as many as 200 alligators on Loop Road. You can get as close as you want, no fences or cages, just you verses nature! I put together a video on Youtube showing the experience. You can...More

Thank Wright S
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Alligators, snakes, birds, insects. You'll see it all. My daughter and I loved it! We stopped about 8 times and saw something interesting at every stop.

1  Thank pdxhurricane
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We had a pleasant drive along the loop road, seeing a variety of birds, a tortoise (or turtle?!) and 2 small gators. It is a natural landscape therefore you cannot expect to see everything, but be patient, stop and get out regularly and be observant!...More

Thank Kateflem
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We traveled all the way down the Loop Road took us about two hours. We stopped at every bridge, clearing and camps along the way. The gravel road was in very good condition. We encountered very little traffic so the many stops did not cause...More

Thank AineFlorida
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Peaceful - the real Everglades experience. Plan for 2+ hours drive. OK quality gravel road for slow driving. You to check whether open (during rainy season often closed due to flooding).

1  Thank FrankDr2015
Reviewed 3 August 2018

If there is one wilderness nature trip I love, it's driving the Loop Road, sometimes known as County Road #94. There is really nothing else like it. When you're on it, you are out in the wild. You are also pretty much on your own...More

2  Thank Yelpite
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Those that are jaded will miss what this is. A slice of real Florida that is still untouched, for the most part. Roll down the windows and drive a little and stop a little. For out of towners, be mindful that gators are fast and...More

1  Thank martinflorida
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I've read a number of not to flattering reviews of the Loop Road. Too bad. The Loop Road isn't full of entertaining, exciting events. What it is full of is the feel of the everglades. We spent forever on the Road. Essentially, the road traverses...More

1  Thank MikeB1952
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16 May 2017|
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Response from jdone | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a public (county?) maintained gravel road although it does get pretty dusty if vehicle are driving fast. You can find it on google maps and I would recommend going in the East end just west of Shark Valley... More
Judy B
17 May 2016|
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Response from ursalilah | Reviewed this property |
Was just there a few weeks back and rode the whole thing. No closures anywhere that I saw.
25 January 2016|
Response from Truckie351 | Reviewed this property |
Go north on Rte. 29 and then east on Rte. 41 (Tamiami Trail) turn right at Monroe Station sign.
Diane S
25 December 2014|
Response from jdone | Reviewed this property |
You need a vehicle or bring your own food but that may temp the gators. There are a couple places run by the Miccosukee Indians along hwy 41 but I have never eaten at any.