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Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

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Be prepared, this is not the place for a casual walk. There will be bugs, and the hiking paths are... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Richard G
FT. Myers, United States
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Well kept short trails

This small preserve has 2 very short trails (if I remember well one was 3/4th mile and the other 1... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
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12085 Sr 29, South, Immokalee, FL 34142-5703
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

My wife and I were able to visit the refuge in April. This NWR is located along the southwestern coast of Florida, south of the small town of Immokalee. The refuge was established in 1989, Florida Panther NWR was created specifically for the protection of...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We had company from out of State searching for the elusive Panther sighting but unfortunately we were unsuccessful. However, it was a lovely 1.3 mike walk and we did sight a small curious deer on the path heading towards us. We were able to a...More

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Be prepared, this is not the place for a casual walk. There will be bugs, and the hiking paths are not that well defined, so bring a GPS if you are the type of person who gets turned around easily.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This small preserve has 2 very short trails (if I remember well one was 3/4th mile and the other 1 3/4th mile). When I visited the area was pretty dry so both were easily accessible. Not many birds to be seen. For me this was...More

1  Thank Gwen_BE
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had the opportunity to take a swamp buggy tour of the preserve. Interesting attraction. Unfortunately the wildlife was scarce. Some birds. No deer, bear or cats. This is an opportunity you don't often get.

1  Thank John J
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuse is a small area where the wildlife agents help track and monitor the Panther. They have a short trail about 1/3 mile just off tollgate blvd. This refuse connects with a vast ecosystem more than 60 miles wide and 100...More

2  Thank 387indy
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We were crossing from Miami and decided to get out and take a short walk on the trail. The short 1/3 Mile trail was in pretty good shape. However, the long trail was muddy and impassable. I would not make a purposeful trip here. We...More

2  Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We had a friend in the know so got a behind the scene tour of the refuge. Just wonderful, we had a great day out. Everyone was very nice to meet and the intern who showed us around was a fantastic young lady. It was...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We walk as many of these trails as we can when we visit a region and anything we see we feel is a bonus; after all these aren't zoos nor is it Disneyland. We were disappointed here as we couldn't complete the longer trail. The...More

2  Thank susiedu
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We normally enjoy these types of wilder, unguided wildlife walks since you get to see much more of the real habitat, and the animals that live in an area. However on this occasion it was obvious that the longer path was getting overgrown and hadn't...More

5  Thank Chris P
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