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Ochopee in Collier County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Cypress Swamp

 
 
The Cypress Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
1. The Cypress Swamp Marker
Inscription.  The watery forest was born from a slow-moving creek whose waters rise and fall year after year, flooding the shallow banks and then withdrawing.

Here brown waters reflect the tall trees, Spanish-moss and clouds in the sky. Alligators, birds and snakes are often seen by those who look carefully and walk quietly.

A leisurely twenty minute walk will return you to the clearing, through the woods on the right.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 25° 53.934′ N, 81° 19.194′ W. Marker is in Ochopee, Florida, in Collier County. Marker is on Tamiami Trail East (State Road 90). The marker is on the grounds of the Big Cypress National Preserve. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee FL 34141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ochopee Post Office (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tamiami Trail

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(approx. 2.8 miles away); "Father of the Fahkahatchee" (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Railway Depot (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Collier County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Barron G. Collier (approx. 4.9 miles away); Hurricane Wilma (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
The Cypress Swamp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
2. The Cypress Swamp
The Cypress Swamp-Alligators image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
3. The Cypress Swamp-Alligators
The Cypress Swamp-Turtle on a log image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
4. The Cypress Swamp-Turtle on a log
The Cypress Swamp-Three Turtles image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
5. The Cypress Swamp-Three Turtles
Sign at the entrance to Big Cypress National Preserve image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
6. Sign at the entrance to Big Cypress National Preserve
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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