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

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Punta Gorda, FL
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A bit of the wild west

I was at the range today. An old man put a pistol behind the line on a seat bench. The range... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Venice, Florida, United States
Not impressed

Large area to drive thru. We picked up a map at the entrance but it wasn't very helpful. We drove... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Gail C
cherry valley
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I was at the range today. An old man put a pistol behind the line on a seat bench. The range officer told him it had to have an open action. He picked it up pointed it at another shooter and opened the action. I...More

1  Thank BoydB408
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Large area to drive thru. We picked up a map at the entrance but it wasn't very helpful. We drove the paved road and saw 1 alligator on the side of the lake. Tried the dirt roads and saw nothing but trees and dried vegetation....More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited mid day and thus did not experience the larger number of birds that are often seen here. When you first enter, there is a rustic kiosk with maps and the permit you need to purchase to visit. $6 per car. $3 per individual...More

Thank Travelcrow
Reviewed 5 February 2017

It was kind of hard to figure out the first time I went, but there is a little station that you stop at and put money in an envelope and then put the stub in your windshield. I think it is 3 bucks a person...More

Thank JhonB
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped to check out the bird watching. Depending on the time of day a variety of birds may be sighted. Public camping in designated areas. No hook ups. Public restrooms are pit type but very clean. Fishing permitted with FL license. No gasoline powered watercraft...More

Thank Barb W
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This area is excellent for birdwatching. You pay at a machine to enter the area and then can drive around the roads/tracks looking for wildlife. We always love our time spent here.

1  Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Babcock-Webb to go birding and take a drive. The woman at the gate was very friendly and helpful. She gave us some ideas where to go as well as a map. The place is huge with lots of roads to explore. It...More

1  Thank Chilkootcha
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went shooting with my family for the weekend. We felt extremely safe with the management there, in fact it seemed like extra safety precautions were taken. Great way to spend an afternoon with the family if you like to shoot.

Thank Carly H
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is without a doubt one of the worst public shooting ranges I have ever visited. (and dangerous).1 RO for over 100 shooters. 1/2 dozen using one shooting lane. Full automatics. Empty cases by the hundreds all over the floor. No waiting order. Arguments as...More

Thank randeye100
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Went shooting with Son-in-Law and Granddaughter. Wonderful experience! The range is well managed, no fooling around tolerated for safety. We shot at the 100 yd rifle range, sighting in new weapons. If you are new to rifle shooting, bring ear plugs, protective eyewear AND earmuffs....More

Thank Sonny T
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Bridget V
27 March 2017|
Response from Barb W | Reviewed this property |
The camping area is open on a first come basis and is open all year.
William W
30 October 2016|
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Response from BoydB408 | Reviewed this property |
I know people bike ride in there all the time.