2013 -Big Cypress Loop Road Florida




Not as remote as depicted here.

Basically the whole road is now paved and sees quite a bit of human traffic in way of tourists. So, a little disappointing on that score, but, on the plus side we did see quite a few gators and birds. Certainly an interesting drive and worth a few hours if you are down that way.

FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL SAYS

Peter, are you sure you are talking about Big Cypress Loop Road? I was there less than a year ago and only the eastern 7 miles was paved, as it has been for years. The western 11 or so miles was dirt and very tough for most cars to make the trip, especially during wet weather.

Thanks for the great pictures!

FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL SAYS

I have corrected the original entry on the Loop Road because you and others have pointed out to me that the western 18 miles or so are now surfaced with gravel and much easier to negotiate in a car than it used to be.

Comments for 2013 -Big Cypress Loop Road Florida

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 04, 2014
2013-Big Cypress Loop Road
by: Anonymous

It is only paved for the first 8 miles

Nov 29, 2013
Recent Loop Road Trip
by: John O

We did the drive recently (Nov '13) with friends starting at Monroe Station and it was easy but you naturally take your time and stop frequently to see the wildlife. Plenty of critters and flowing water in the swamp but the road was dry. Call it what you want, the western 18 miles are packed gravel. In very rainy season it's probably a more tricky drive. After a couple hours the girls were hinting about the need to "make a stop". Where was that going to happen? And suddenly off the road on our left was a ramshackle place with a neon OPEN sign and another that said Cold Beer. We had to stop! And there was Lucky Cole and Maureen. He's a hoot and she's a sweetheart. It was worth the trip just to spend an hour and a half with them. Don't miss the chance. Just do it!

Aug 10, 2013
confirming location
by: P

The loop road starts at GPS 25.762291,-80.827231 (Loop road junction with Tamiami trail (US 41/90) at east end) through to GPS 25.863819,-81.100645 where it re-joins Tamiami trail at west end. Is this correct ?

We ran it in January this year. It was a made road all the way and you could drive a normal car or RV or whatever down no problem. May have been heavily compressed gravel at one point but certainly not a dirt road.

FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL SAYS

Thanks for the information. I confirmed this with Lucky Cole who lives on Big Cypress Loop Road. I'm going to go back and correct my original entry of a couple of years ago.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Big Cypress Loop Road.

OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

Over 49,000 fans can't be wrong. Learn about off the beaten path Old Florida and historic towns.

Like Us On Facebook


Day trips and one tank trips within 100 miles of a major Florida city.

Miami
Tampa
Orlando
Pensacola
Tallahassee
Jacksonville
Gainesville

The Villages



Email

First Name




Enjoy our free monthly ezine with news of day trips, towns, inns, festivals, food, history and more.

Recent Articles

  1. Pine Island Florida: Matlacha, Pineland, Bokeelia, St. James City

    Jun 21, 17 06:27 PM

    Pine Island Florida is at the end of the road and has the villages of Matlacha, Pineland, Bokeelia, and St. James City.

    Read More

  2. Florida End Of Road Towns: Where Characters Love To Gather

    Jun 21, 17 06:25 PM

    Florida end of road towns seem to attract the nonconformist. After all, there is nothing beyond these towns but the ocean.

    Read More

  3. Mount Dora, Florida Is A Vibrant Town Among The Hills And Lakes North Of Orlando

    Jun 20, 17 05:11 PM

    Mount Dora, Florida is a treasure among the rolling hills and lakes north of Orlando. It is famous for some of the nicest antiques in Florida, and one of the best Florida art festivals.

    Read More