Turner River Road is one of the most scenic roads in Everglades City. For 21 miles, Turner River Road cuts directly north through Big Cypress National Preserve. This preserve is a Federally protected land consisting of 729,000 acres of cypress strands, wet prairies, and pinelands.
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Running alongside the road is the Turner River Road canal. The sand, shell, and rock dredgings of this canal are the materials that initially formed the road. Straight as an arrow, this road is a seemingly endless bed of crushed rock and sand, only a few feet above water level. It extends north of Interstate 75, taking visitor traffic from the Tamiami Trail and diverting it deeper into the Everglades.