NEW Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest

February 9, 2019 @ 8:00AM — 1:00PM

Go back in time to this 15,400-acre State Forest. Trails take you through the wet prairies, intermingled hammocks, cypress sloughs and pine forests of yesterday. A very special place, not often visited.

NEW Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest image

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Explore this magnificent forest full of wildlife. Purchased with State funds, this unique natural system provides a large roaming area of contiguous habitat for a variety of wildlife species including the Florida Panthers, Florida Black Bears, Sandhill Cranes, Wood Storks, and Gopher Tortoises. Be on the lookout during the drive for Crested Caracaras. The State Forest lies mostly within Hendry County, with a section located in Collier County.

Go North on State Road 29, turn right onto Keri Rd. (County Rd. 832), and meet at Okaloacoochee boardwalk parking lot (south side of Keri Rd.). Plan on at least 1.5 hours' drive from Naples.

Trip Leader: AWE Executive Director Mimi Wolok.

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By registering for this event, you are releasing and holding harmless Collier County Audubon Society, Inc., dba Audubon of the Western Everglades, from and against any and all property damage or loss, claim, injury, death, complaint or lawsuit, whether criminal or civil, to or by you or any other person.