Okaloacoochee Slough - Things to Do
Explore well-managed flatwoods and wetlands along more than 40 miles of trails and unpaved roads.
Deer, hog, small game and turkey hunting are excellent; some require a quota hunt permit. Small game is open with a management area permit. Check the regulations summary brochure and hunt calendar before you visit.
If you see a sick or abnormally thin deer or deer dead of unknown causes, please report its location to the CWD hotline, (866) CWD-WATCH (293-9282).
During daylight hours, enjoy fishing in the area’s canals, ponds and ditches. Carry appropriate licenses and permits.
Year-round wildlife viewing at Okaloacoochee Slough offers glimpses of over 100 bird species, as well as white-tailed deer and alligators. Florida panthers and Florida black bears are sometimes spotted here. This area is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
Hiking, Bicycling and Horseback Riding
Hikers, bicyclists and equestrians can experience the area’s diverse habitats and wildlife along nearly 40 miles of unpaved roads and trails. Check with the Florida Forest Service to see their designated equestrian trail.