Babcock Ranch Preserve, Punta Gorda

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  • Great tour of the SW Florida eco system. Rhonda, our guide had so much knowledge of the preserve and the history of Babcock Ranch that I wished I took notes. This is a must do for your out-of-town gue...  more »
  • We all had so much fun on the tour. The preserve is so nice and the bugs are not real bad so that made the trip even better. So much land and things we seen. The young ones had a blast riding in the b...  more »
  • Lots of land preserved as natuarl habitat camping , kyacking and much more. I even saw a shooting range.  more »
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  • Interesting eco-tour, saw plenty of wildlife including alligators. Great driver/tour guide.
  • Genuine, natural southwest Florida pine Flatwoods and cypress stands. Very pristine. Deer sightings are plentiful.
  • An experience for those wanting to see what Florida's ecology is all about in this area now managed by the Florida Forestry Service. A 90 minute ecotour by a windowless bus of the area ($24) will allow close viewing of the wildlife and fauna of southwest Florida in this ranching and timber operation area. A several mile long public hiking trail here (free) winds through Florida pine land forest. There is also another longer free public hiking trail called Footprints, a few miles north of here on Bermont Road and about a halfmile east of highway 31. Best times for hiking are the dry winter and spring seasons as summers will find trails flooded.
  • This review is about the foot prints hiking trails, ,this is a great trail if you like primitive hiking trails, secluded and you are usually the only one there, consider taking a GPS or compass as there is a possibility of getting lost here.
  • Really fun and a lot of wildlife. Very good restaurant.

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