Punta Gorda, Florida offers up a unique opportunity to experience a real, working ranch in the heart of Florida’s ranching country. The historic Babcock ranch has seen generations of cowboys – and cows – trail this amazing and unique environment, where alligators are as at home as the “Cracker cows” how roam. No longer a private ranch, Babcock Wilderness Adventures is open for daily tours allowing visitors to see what a Florida ranch is like, enjoy the beauty of this natural wonder, and spy everything from the many Florida birds to those gators, cows, and who knows what else…
Join us on a short photo-journey through Babcock Wilderness Adventures and be inspired to take your own Outback Florida adventure.
Begin your Babcock Wilderness Adventure in an area reminiscent of
a Florida cowboy camp. From a small museum to the gift shop to
a BBQ shake, you’ll start or end your adventure like a real Florida cowboy -
a Florida Cracker.
The small museum has examples of ancient tools, made from whatever
was handy, including shells.
The Sean Connery film, Just Cause, was filmed in part
on the ranch among the swamps that are part of the
vast wilderness area.
Meet Lulu, the 3 horned cow.
Once a resident at Babcock, Lulu is now but a memory, and mounting,
she was mom to many offspring. her 3 horns were never thrown to
Ever want to see a Florida gator in its natural
environment? You are going to see plenty at Babcock.
From wee-ones to big daddies, there are
gators everywhere. You’ll get up close & personal -
well, not too up close!
And discover the locals.
This handsome girl was confiscated by the state from people
not licensed to own her. She and her brother
have lived out their lives in privacy and a natural setting,
in part to teach about their habitat, and in part
to allow them some kind of peaceful life.
Birds, gators and cows live peacefully,
side-by-side in this Florida setting.
For more on Babcock Wilderness Adventures, visit their website by clicking here
and be sure to come back to Rori Travels Florida. We’ll be sharing more
on Babcock and many of the fun things to do in Southwestern Florida,
a natural pl to play in the Sunshine State.