Hardee County Wildlife Refuge, Zolfo Springs

4.3
#1040 of 1,541 in Parks in Florida
Nestled among the oak trees and the cabbage palms is home to non-releasable native wildlife, and a few exotic species that are showcased in natural habitats. As a guest, you are welcome to take a leisurely stroll along the elevated boardwalk, stopping for a brief lesson about the animals at the many interpretive stations. During your journey you can not only view the beautiful animals that make their home here but can also enjoy many species of wild birds that fly in from time to time, and a variety of native vegetation indigenous to Central Florida.
Use our Zolfo Springs visit planner to add Hardee County Wildlife Refuge and other attractions to your Zolfo Springs vacation plans.
Source
Create an itinerary including Hardee County Wildlife Refuge
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Hardee County Wildlife Refuge Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
25 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Pretty local rescue for injured wild animals. The pathway through this was circular and went by a number of rescued animals. We saw otter, owls, alligator and emus. The bears were hiding.  more »
  • This is a nice place. What a surprise to find this right in my own "backyard". Nice comfortable walkways with nice variety of animals to view. The grandkids loved it and we will go again soon.  more »
Google
  • It's a great little animal park for young kids. It's only a short walk but the price isn't to high. It allows for easy access for those with strollers and it well shaded. The vaulters are a bit of a nuisance but they do a good job of keeping them off the paths. Our kids enjoyed it especially the under water otter observation area.
  • Would give 5 star's but every time we have came you only get to see a few animal's, the cougar died and everything else was asleep or outta site . Shouldn't have to pay when you don't see anything. Disappointing but the animal's you do see , turtles and emu's and an owl are alway's nice to see and my grand daughter was happy to see them. I'll keep coming and hopefully one day we will actually get to see more! Especially the bear and otters.

Plan your trip to Zolfo Springs

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Zolfo Springs

3.7
Duration: 2​h
3.7
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Zolfo Springs

4.2
Duration: 2​h
Ona
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h