Babcock Ranch Preserve spans both Charlotte and Lee counties in Southwest Florida. The 73,240 acre site was purchased in July 2006. It is a cooperative endeavor between State and Local government and the private sector.
The landmark acquisition brings to near completion a natural land corridor which stretches from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico.
Home to the Florida panther, Florida black bear and the crested caracara, Babcock Ranch has large tracts of pine and scrubby flatwoods and a highly functional freshwater wetland system knows as the Telegraph Swamp.
Babcock Ranch Preserve provides form management and conservation of the Preserve as a working ranch with sustainable natural resources.
General Rules and Information
- The Babcock Ranch Preserve is open during daylight hours only.
- Firearms are prohibited.
- Pets must be on a leash at all times.
- Please take all garbage with you when you leave.
- Drinking water is not available.