Explore the Everglades by Slough Slogging

If you have a sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors, slough slogging is for you! Ever heard of it? Slough slogging is a wet hike in the Everglades, also known as off-trail hiking, with a park ranger.

Slough slogging is a great way to experience the Everglades – it’s an experience and viewpoint most people will never do or have. Park rangers take people through the Shark River Slough. You must bring water, sturdy close-toed lace-up shoes, long pants sunscreen, a long sleeve shirt, insect repellent, binoculars, and snacks.

Since you will be surrounded by water and plant life, be prepared for lots of insects.

These trips are for 15-people groups, so it’s essential that you make a reservation. To go out on a slough slogging trip, participants must be 12 years or older. These trips are free.

On a slough slogging trip, the group will move slowly through muck and uneven terrains into the cypress dome. Groups will get the chance to see lots of different plant life, fish, and birds during the trip.

Reservations are required for these slough slogs. The trips are also weather dependent; they run several times a week from December through April, but also occur throughout the rest of the year, just less frequently. For more information, click slough slogging in the Everglades or call 305-242-7700.

Explore the Everglades on a Private Airboat Tour

Slough slogging is fun, but it can also be tiring and messy! If you want to explore the Everglades in a more relaxing and less messy fashion, jump on an airboat! An airboat tour will bring you through the Everglades’ waterways and give you a glimpse of the Park you’ve never seen before. To book an airboat tour, call Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours at 800-368-0065 or click our Everglades airboat tour page to schedule a tour today.


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