Everglades Swamp Tromp (Slough Slog)
The National Park Service offers Swamp Tromps (or Slough Slogs) almost daily
from mid-December through March. Most are in the Homestead area but they are offered at Shark Valley, the section park that is 30 miles west
tromps are free, but you'll pay $20 per vehicle to enter the park. Call
ahead for times and locations: Coe Visitor Center, 305-242-7700.
Proper garb for a Swamp Tramp is essential. Most important is a pair of old
shoes that can be tightly laced so they won't be sucked off.
Sandals almost guarantee a spill. Also wear long pants.
Tuck the pants legs into your socks and use gray duct tape
around the top of the socks to keep marl from getting into your shoes.
Some people also like to wrap their shoes in tape just to make certain
they don't get them sucked off their feet.
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