Spirit-of-the-Wild Wildlife Management Area


Travel the circuit of unpaved roads through wide open vistas punctuated by numerous wetlands and stands of pine flatwoods.  



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Things to do

Opportunities abound for wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and seasonal hunts.  read more »


Catch glimpses of wading birds, wild turkey, burrowing owls, crested caracaras and white-tailed deer.   read more »

Habitat and Management

Restoring water flow and plant communities to historic conditions is providing far-reaching benefits to the Florida panther and other wildlife species.  read more »


The productive habitats that first attracted Native Americans are being restored for future generations.  read more »

Planning Your Visit

Spirit-of-the-Wild is located in Hendry County, about 12 miles south of LaBelle; 15 miles north of Immokalee. read more »


FWC Facts:
The spatulate bill of the roseate spoonbill has sensitive nerve endings that help it detect prey, and the shape helps the bird move sediment and catch the prey.

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