Babcock Wilderness Tours
About Babcock Ranch
Once part of the historic Crescent B Ranch, the Babcock Ranch Preserve was purchased by the state of Florida and Lee County in 2006 in what was the single largest state conservation land acquisition in Florida’s history. The preserve was established to protect regionally important water resources, diverse natural habitats, scenic landscapes, and historic, agricultural, and cultural resources in the rapidly developing southwest Florida corridor. On August 1, 2016, the Florida Forest Service will begin managing the Babcock Ranch Preserve as a working ranch while providing public recreational opportunities compatible with agricultural operations.