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October Ranger Led Field Trip - Slough Slog

  • ernest coe visitor center 40001 State Road 9336 Homestead, FL 33034 USA (map)

Ready for a hands-on experience of the River of Grass? 

If you really want to get up close and personal with the Everglades, here's your chance: join a ranger for a two hour Slough Slog. Visitors who are willing to get a little wet can literally connect with the 'Glades as they experience water sloshing around their legs and shoes squishing into soft mud. Participants "wade through the river of grass into the shadows of a ‘gator hole’ or cypress dome," so the staff warns them to "expect to get wet and/or muddy." 'Sloggers' must be age 12 or older, and wear lace-up shoes, socks, and long pants.

With only the sound of the wind and your footsteps, explore a side of the Everglades that most people never see by getting your feet wet in an off-trail hike. Slough slogging gives you a hands-on view of the River of Grass and reveals the hidden world of a cypress dome. Join us on this Ranger led slough slog for a guided walk into this fascinating environment.

All participants must bring the following:

- Water
- Sturdy close toed, lace-up shoes
- Long Pants

The following items are suggested:

- Sunscreen
- Long sleeve shirt
- Insect repellent
- Binoculars
- Snacks

Please keep in mind that the entrance to Everglades National Park is $10 per vehicle  which is not included as part of this field trip. To RSVP for this field trip please email us at: 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 There is $10 fee for non-members to attend field trips.

Earlier Event: October 1
October Meeting - The Aurora Borealis
Later Event: November 5
November Meeting - Macro Photography