In 1941, the Commission of Game and Freshwater
Fish, the predecessor agency of the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, purchased land in Charlotte County for
Today this land is part of the 65,758-acre Fred C.
Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area and 14,577-acre
Yucca Pens Unit. Surrounded by residential development, citrus
groves, and improved pasture, Babcock/Webb is among the last
undeveloped expanses of hydric (wet) pine flatwoods in southwest
Within 5 miles of Punta Gorda and 20 miles from Ft. Myers, here
you can hunt bobwhite quail, participate in bird dog field trials,
fish for trophy size bluegill, hike, mountain bike, and horseback
ride. Resident and migratory birds and wildflowers are
View the Conceptual
for Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area.