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

Address: Punta Gorda, FL
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Ranked #11 of 36 things to do in Punta Gorda
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Attraction details
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Hours:
Tue - Wed 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Kitchener, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
22 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Red-cockaded woodpeckers were nowhere to be found (or heard) when I visited -- maybe they are all tired out by the evening, though? But there are still a lot of birds to be seen. Babcock-Webb is a big place with no real trail network so the only practical way to see it is by car. Driving into the park on... More 

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Chicago
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151 reviews 151 reviews
38 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Fun ride through the "Jungle" with lots of gators and crocs. Very informational about Florida as it once was. Definitely a Wildlife experience worth a family visit.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My son and I decided to try the shooting range today. We had seen mixed reviews but went anyway. We never got off a round. While walking across the parking lot we were muzzle-swept several times by the idiots at the pistol range. We watched for a bit, and those guns proved to be loaded. There may have been range... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

For 3 bucks its a good place to shoot. Range officers on site and keep it from being the wild west somewhat. You do have to watch out for the odd young idiot giving a gun to his girlfriend and she waving a loaded gun around, and the old man not knowing which end the bullet comes out of. Keep... More 

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Punta Gorda FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is a lovely drive around a large lake with numerous places to stop and fish. A great shooting range is here and is free for seniors. there is a pistol, a rifle , and a shotgun range. I you draw a permit, there is great wild pig hunting as well.

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England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great place to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Winter is the best time to visit to see the diversity of Florida flora and fauna.

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love nature so this is one of my favorite places. You can camp, hike, there is a shooting range. My husband and I enjoy Cecil Webb and stop there from time to time. It is relaxing and a great way to get out into the nature.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an absolute great place to visit if you enjoy nature! Great fishing and hunting locations , and, a first rate shooting range staffed by experts! Safety is an absolute at this range! The cost is minimal and it's great for the whole family! Recommend the range to be visited mid week!

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Grand Island, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is old Florida before air conditioning! Lots of sights and sounds you can't forget. Fishing lake is great and the shooting range is clean, well maintained, policed and safe. Cool place to spend some time while in the Punta Gorda area.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. There is also a shooting range that is wonderful. The roads are paved and unpaved. It would be a great place to ride a bicycle. The cost is minimal and well worth it.

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