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

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.     

IMPORTANT OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USEAGE INFORMATION

Off-road vehicle (ORV) misuse is causing serious habitat damage on Babcock-Webb WMA. For ORV regulations and information about issues with ORV usage on this WMA, see the Babcock-Webb ORV page.

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