Babcock Webb - Oilwell Grade

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2.3/5 (3 reviews)
Punta Gorda, Florida (Charlotte County)
Last Updated: 12/13/2021
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Oilwell Grade is an easy, scenic trail that travels through the northern and southern regions of west Babcock Webb WMA. On the northside of Oilwell Grade is a mile-long hiking trail named Flag Pond Loop Trail, which loops around a pond. Oilwell Grade has various scenic areas traveling through marshlands, woods, and prairies. At the southern end of the trail is a beautiful and quiet pond area that hosts a picnic table for travelers who wish to take in the sounds and sights of nature. Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area is an active cattle ranch located in southwest Florida. The Wildlife Management Area consists of prairies, marshes, and woodlands spanning almost 66,000 acres in Charlotte County. Babcock Webb WMA allows camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife watching, paddling, boating, and horseback riding.

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2.3/5 (3)
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Rated 2/5
Visited: 02/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I entered my last review in error. I was not on the correct trail, but I dont know how to remove or edit it. So here is a new review. Oil Grade was a dirt road trail. Not technical at all but a nice ride on a nice day.
Trail Review: Babcock Webb -  Oilwell Grade - Krystal
Trail Review: Babcock Webb -  Oilwell Grade - Krystal
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Rated 2/5
Visited: 02/15/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

The scenery was pretty, but there were signs at every dirt road stating no vehicle access. The only dirt you could drive on was about 30-50 feet in length and leads right to the lake. The lake is very pretty, but otherwise, it is an in and out trail that is completely paved.
Trail Review: Babcock Webb -  Oilwell Grade - Krystal
Trail Review: Babcock Webb -  Oilwell Grade - Krystal
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/25/2020

Easy trail but has an interesting beginning and end. The end of the trail is a great place to relax, watch fish jump out of water and see gators sunbathing.

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