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

Attention!

To minimize exposure to COVID-19 and help protect visitors and employees, the FWC is closing all designated campgrounds on the Wildlife Management Area system for a minimum of 30 days beginning Monday, March 23 at 10 a.m. Also, permits for camping after Monday, March 23 will be canceled. On areas where it is currently allowed, dispersed wilderness camping (camping outside of designated campgrounds or where no permit is required) will continue to be allowed, but only for groups of less than 10 people.

Things to Do

Explore diverse recreational opportunities, from hunting and fishing to hiking and wildlife viewing.

Wildlife

Red-cockaded woodpeckers, northern bobwhite and fox squirrels are found at this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site.

Habitat and Management

Regular prescribed burns in the prairies, marshes and pine flatwoods help maintain habitat for wildlife.

History

Excellent management has transformed this site, a source of valuable timber prior to state acquisition, into a healthy expanse of wildlife-rich habitats.

Planning Your Visit

This large WMA is located about 15 miles northwest of Ft. Myers, or five miles from Punta Gorda.     

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