Okaloacoochee Slough - Planning Your Visit


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Okaloacoochee Slough offers year-round opportunities for recreation. Small, high-quality hunts are held on several weekends in the late summer and fall. Turkey hunts are scheduled in the spring. The late fall, winter and spring are best times to hike, bike and horseback ride and to see a variety of migratory birds. Butterfly and plant enthusiasts will appreciate fall blooming wildflowers and the many species of butterflies that they attract.

Okaloaccoochee Slough Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance PDF

  • Get directions to Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area. Three access points along CR 832 have parking.

  • See the regulations summary for hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines.

  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the regulations summary.

  • Port-o-lets are available in the primitive camping area on Wild Cow Grade and include one handicap-accessible.
  • The Florida Forest Service requires an entrance or recreation use fee in designated areas. Hunters are exempt from paying these fees during scheduled hunts and scouting days. For information on general recreation and fees, contact the Florida Forest Service at (863) 612-0776. To hunt or fish you must also possess the appropriate license and permit. Find more information at the Florida Forest Service Okaloacoochee Slough.


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2017 through June 2018)
Archery August 5-20
Muzzleloading Gun September 2-4 and 9-11
Family Hunt September 16-17
General Gun September 23 through October 1
Small Game November 11 through December 24
Spring Turkey March 3-11 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons; please check the regulations summary for specifics.

FWC Facts:
Studies indicate fish-and-wildlife activities contribute more than $36 billion a year to Florida's economy.

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