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Red Bug Slough Preserve

Red Bug Slough Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Sarasota, FL. There are several trails that you can enjoy with your pup, some of which afford views of a small lake. There are two picnic shelters were you can share a snack with Fido. Be aware that you may encounter alligators during your visit, so keeping your dog leashed is imperative. Please clean up after your pets to help protect the flora and fauna. Visit Website

Or call (941) 861-5000 or email communications@scgov.net for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Red Bug Slough Preserve has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Craig
    May. 7, 2022
    All natural and gentle

    saw a lot of wildlife, met some other friendly dogs. plenty to smell and explore in a quite little preserve

  • Julie
    Nov. 8, 2019
    Great Nature Hike

    Great nature hike for being close to home. I go weekly!

  • Workwagwander
    More than a year ago
    Great place to walk the dogs

    Leashes required. Lots of dogs to meet and lots of smells to smell!

  • Jeff
    More than a year ago
    Notes from the Preserve Manager

    I'm the preserve manager at Red Bug Slough Preserve and I wanted to post a few corrections to the information on this page. The address to this County-owned preserve is actually 5200 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL. The preserve is an on-leash only, dog-friendly preserve. We also ask that visitors bring their own doggie bags and pick up and properly dispose of pet waste in trash cans provided on site. Thanks for your help in protecting the sensitive wildlife and native plants found within the preserve by keeping all pets on a leash and staying on designated trails. Have a safe and enjoyable visit to this beautiful gem in the midst of Sarasota!

  • Ursula
    More than a year ago
    great city park

    I agree, great place to take your pups for a walk.

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