Babcock Webb - Powerline Grade

Punta Gorda, Florida (Charlotte County)

Last Updated: 12/14/2021
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Highlight: Babcock Webb -  Powerline Grade
Powerline Road is a scenic drive under and between tall electricity pylons. While traveling under the pylons, travels can expect to hear electrical crackling and zapping sounds along with birds chirping and cows mooing. Driving through Babcock Webb WMA on Powerline Grade will show marshes, lush green vegetation, and pylons all disappearing far into the distance. Powerline Grade is an odd combination of modern engineering and nature combined into one. 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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1. Powerline Grade - Trailhead (0 mi)
Only travel on Powerline Grade south of Tucker Grade. Powerline Grade north of Tucker Grade is off-limits to vehicles.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Punta Gorda, Florida

Turn off I-75 at Exit 158 and head east on Tucker Grade. Proceed straight/east into Babcock Webb WMA for about 5 miles and watch for huge power lines and a green sign for Powerline Grade. Turn right/south off Tucker Grade to begin the trail. NOTE: Powerline Grade north of Tucker Grade is closed to vehicles.


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Jeff Bulat

Jeff is an outdoor enthusiast located in the central Florida area. He enjoys exploring Florida's less traveled roads, visiting historic sites, and getting away from the city. While on trails Jeff is a huge supporter of tread lightly and believes in, "take out what you take in." A love for vehicles has recently brought Jeff to the world of off-roading. He is still new to the game but is enthusiastic about learning new techniques, vehicles, equipment, technology, and bringing all together to contribute to TrailsOffoad.
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