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Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area

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Punta Gorda, FL
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Lots of wildlife

Rob , our guide was outstanding. He was friendly , knowledgeable , and humorous. We saw tons of... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Gator751969
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Port Charlotte, Florida
Eco tour at Babcock Wildlife area

An informative 90 min ride. Saw many birds and alligators. Lots of alligators! Learned about the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
dlyn
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Milwaukee
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“shooting range” (19 reviews)
“paved road” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Rob , our guide was outstanding. He was friendly , knowledgeable , and humorous. We saw tons of wildlife , learned much about the different species , and saw beautiful environments. The bbq restaurant was superior , far exceeding our expectations. All and all a...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

An informative 90 min ride. Saw many birds and alligators. Lots of alligators! Learned about the different eco systems and had a great bbq lunch at the restaurant.

Thank dlyn
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

I am from New England where interesting architecture and lovely views are around every corner. At first blush, this area of Florida seemed so static. My friend and I paid $6 to the honesty box and drove around the preserve (there were no maps avail...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Friend of mine gave me a present, he showed me the 5 mile two lane road with 34 turns on it so that I could use something other than the center tread on my R1200RT in Florida. It will cost $3 to get into the...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I was at the range today. An old man put a pistol behind the line on a seat bench. The range officer told him it had to have an open action. He picked it up pointed it at another shooter and opened the action. I...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Large area to drive thru. We picked up a map at the entrance but it wasn't very helpful. We drove the paved road and saw 1 alligator on the side of the lake. Tried the dirt roads and saw nothing but trees and dried vegetation....More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited mid day and thus did not experience the larger number of birds that are often seen here. When you first enter, there is a rustic kiosk with maps and the permit you need to purchase to visit. $6 per car. $3 per individual...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

It was kind of hard to figure out the first time I went, but there is a little station that you stop at and put money in an envelope and then put the stub in your windshield. I think it is 3 bucks a person...More

Thank JhonB
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped to check out the bird watching. Depending on the time of day a variety of birds may be sighted. Public camping in designated areas. No hook ups. Public restrooms are pit type but very clean. Fishing permitted with FL license. No gasoline powered watercraft...More

Thank Barb W
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This area is excellent for birdwatching. You pay at a machine to enter the area and then can drive around the roads/tracks looking for wildlife. We always love our time spent here.

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Bridget V
28 March 2017|
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Response from Barb W | Reviewed this property |
The camping area is open on a first come basis and is open all year.
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William W
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Response from BoydB408 | Reviewed this property |
I know people bike ride in there all the time.
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