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Spirit-of-the-Wild Wildlife Management Area

Spirit-of-the-Wild WMA memorializes the FWC employees who have been killed while performing their duties as stewards of Florida's natural heritage. The roads through the area are named in memory of some of these individuals. The wild nature of the area reminds us of the value of working to conserve these natural places and the species that inhabit them.

Things to Do

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


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

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.


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

Planning Your Visit

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

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