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Okaloacoochee Slough - Things to Do

Bobcat

Explore well-managed flatwoods and wetlands along more than 40 miles of trails and unpaved roads.

Hunting

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 Hunting Regulations summary and hunt calendar before you visit.

Fishing

great blue heron eating a fish
Photo credit: Andy Wraithmell

During daylight hours, enjoy fishing in the area’s canals, ponds and ditches. Carry appropriate licenses and permits.

Wildlife Viewing

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

boardwalk in freshwater marsh

Hikers, bicyclists and equestrians can experience the area’s diverse habitats and wildlife along nearly 40 miles of unpaved roads and trails, including a short boardwalk trail and a designated equestrian trail. View Wildlife Management Area Roads and Trails. Check with the Florida Forest Service or the South Florida Water Management recreational guide for more information.

Camping

Primitive camping is permitted year-round at two campgrounds and is regulated by the Florida Forest Service. Potable water is not available. Check with the Florida Forest Service for more information. For additional campground locations, check the regulations summary and area map.