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Address: Main Park Road, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
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(305) 242-7700

This 100-mile long river is actually the Everglades.

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Sloug-ing it gives a new perspective

This is really nice place to see gators, snakes, and egrets, herons , etc. The boardwalk and paved pathway can make it easy to view or you can head out across the slough. Warning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Smyrna, Georgia
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Smyrna, Georgia
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415 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really nice place to see gators, snakes, and egrets, herons , etc. The boardwalk and paved pathway can make it easy to view or you can head out across the slough. Warning this can be hot and buggy at times.

Thank A C R
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were in town for an event that recommended we do a slough slog and we found this FREE slog offered by the NPS. The only associated cost is the park entrance fee but I already had a National Parks pass so we were set. This was an amazing experience with Ranger Gustavo Lopez and I would have been wiling... More 

Thank dhuskey
Maitland, Australia
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167 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This vast expanse of grasses and dwarf cypress is quite amazing. We enjoyed the walking and found lots of opportunities for photography . Wildlife was plentiful but given it was the middle of summer perhaps not as much as others have described , the upside was that crowds were non existent- we had many places to ourselves.

Thank Michelle2320
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Just a "Walk in the Park"!!!! Karen and I went slough slogging in Shark Valley Area of the Everglades National Park....celebrating their 100th year Celebration. A special thank you goes to Ranger Gustova Lopez ..... For his great leadership and information.... Mostly .....for keeping us safe!!!!! Going back to do the tram.... So much to do!!!

Thank Dee C
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Hike / tranquil walk, bike ride, picnicker, a beautiful day out out with nature for the entire family to enjoy plenty to see and take pics

Thank Wesley N
Lewis Center, Ohio
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313 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing birds and alligators galore. I cannot imagine anyone could travel the Slough and not see unlimited wildlife, flora and fauna. I loved it in the poring rain. I would have to say, must see!

Thank Mark R
San Diego
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93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We had a great time. I would recommend a hat, sunscreen, water and snacks. You may not see an alligator, but I would be prepared.

Thank LadyASanDiego
Cape Coral, Florida
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334 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Nice place to see gators, snakes, and egrets, herons and more! The boardwalk and paved pathway make it easy to view... Reliable place for visitors to see gators.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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351 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is a short walk with a ton of wildlife at arms length. Birds, gators. The only downside is that it is incredibly busy.... But still worth it.

Thank canada777-1207
Herning, Denmark
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206 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

Great stop on our way north. We came so close to the wildlife on our walk and saw baby aligators for the first time. So many animals it will take days to explain about. Great place ond super friendly staff. A must see when in the Everglades.

Thank Michael K

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