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Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

Features Animals
3860 Tollgate Blvd Ste 300, Naples, FL 34114-5444
+1 239-353-8442
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Be prepared, this is not the place for a casual walk. There will be bugs, and the hiking paths are... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Richard G
FT. Myers, United States
via mobile
Well kept short trails

This small preserve has 2 very short trails (if I remember well one was 3/4th mile and the other 1... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
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18 Aug 2017
14 May 2017
“Well kept short trails”
3860 Tollgate Blvd Ste 300, Naples, FL 34114-5444
+1 239-353-8442
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Be prepared, this is not the place for a casual walk. There will be bugs, and the hiking paths are not that well defined, so bring a GPS if you are the type of person who gets turned around easily.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This small preserve has 2 very short trails (if I remember well one was 3/4th mile and the other 1 3/4th mile). When I visited the area was pretty dry so both were easily accessible. Not many birds to be seen. For me this was...More

1  Thank Gwen_BE
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had the opportunity to take a swamp buggy tour of the preserve. Interesting attraction. Unfortunately the wildlife was scarce. Some birds. No deer, bear or cats. This is an opportunity you don't often get.

1  Thank John J
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuse is a small area where the wildlife agents help track and monitor the Panther. They have a short trail about 1/3 mile just off tollgate blvd. This refuse connects with a vast ecosystem more than 60 miles wide and 100...More

2  Thank 387indy
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We were crossing from Miami and decided to get out and take a short walk on the trail. The short 1/3 Mile trail was in pretty good shape. However, the long trail was muddy and impassable. I would not make a purposeful trip here. We...More

2  Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We had a friend in the know so got a behind the scene tour of the refuge. Just wonderful, we had a great day out. Everyone was very nice to meet and the intern who showed us around was a fantastic young lady. It was...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We walk as many of these trails as we can when we visit a region and anything we see we feel is a bonus; after all these aren't zoos nor is it Disneyland. We were disappointed here as we couldn't complete the longer trail. The...More

2  Thank susiedu
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We normally enjoy these types of wilder, unguided wildlife walks since you get to see much more of the real habitat, and the animals that live in an area. However on this occasion it was obvious that the longer path was getting overgrown and hadn't...More

5  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 10 September 2015

What you see is Panther Habitat, meaning swamp and everglades botany, we did not see a panther. Kids like to pretend around every corner ios a panther. Don't go there in the middle of summer, hot, humid, buggy

5  Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I paid the Panther NWR a visit last Sunday morning and was here very early before the heat set in. I travel around the state taking wildlife and landscape photographs so I’ve been in many of the NWR’s in Florida. Most are interesting and well...More

10  Thank runner24
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