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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33473-4797
+1 561-734-8303
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Nature at its best

This a great place to walk the nature trail behind visitor center.It has many picture taking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luis V
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Loxahatchee, Florida
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Nature. Right Here!

Llots of wild life. Bound to see an alligator or two. Maybe more. Nice info center too with lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melissa S
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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The Refuge protects a remnant of the once vast northern Everglades. At the Visitor Center you can take a virtual airboat ride, listen to night sounds of the Everglades and explore a gator hole - all without getting wet! Behind the Visitor Center you can explore the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk, a 0.4-mile trail that loops through towering cypress trees, pond apple trees, ferns and other flora of the swamp.Then relax in the nearby Butterfly Garden, or head across the road to the Marsh Trail. The 0.8-mile Marsh Trail is one of several walking trails along the grass levees that encircle impoundment areas, where different water levels provide habitat for various types of wading birds and other wildlife. Bring your camera and binoculars! You might see an endangered Wood Stork or Snail Kite, or any of 270 other species of birds. While walking the trails, look for tracks in the soft sand. Common tracks include those of bobcats, otters, alligators, raccoons, armadillos and birds.See the Everglades up close and personal in a canoe or kayak on the 5.5-mile Canoe Trail! Or enjoy the view from the levee as you ride along the 12-mile Bike Trail alongside the main canal. Canoes, kayaks and bicycles are available for rent. Try your luck fishing from the pier for largemouth bass, bluegill and bullhead catfish. Boating and sport fishing are also allowed in the main canal. State regulations for fishing licenses apply. Airboats are not allowed on the Refuge, but Loxahatchee Everglades Tours operates just south of the Refuge. Guided bird and nature walks and canoe trips take place on a regular basis. Ranger-led school tours are available by appointment.
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10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33473-4797
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a great place to walk the nature trail behind visitor center.It has many picture taking opportunities.This area has excellent fishing opportunities.

Thank Luis V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Llots of wild life. Bound to see an alligator or two. Maybe more. Nice info center too with lots of displays.

Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to town yet worlds away. The park personnel are very friendly and helpful. The Visitor's Center is one of the better ones we have visited; the habitat movie and "air boat tour" are lots of fun and informative. The park is small but filled...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the park. Nice visitor center & nice walking area. Wish there was more offered at park, including more events.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited often to fish and see the alligators and the edge of the Everglades. Rented a canoe and did the canoe trail with my daughter. It was a great experience paddling deep into the Everglades with alligators nearby but not interested in us. (It...More

1  Thank PVWest
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

My wife and I were able to visit the refuge in April. This NWR is located along the southeastern coast of Florida, the visitors center is located west of the city of Boynton Beach. The refuge was established in 1951 to preserve some of the...More

Thank BluegooseTraveler
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a must go for any visitor in the West Boynton Beach area. A fabulous Nature Cente, butterfly garden, a small board walk through the cypress swamp, good docents, and then big walking trails with hundreds of square miles. There are canoe rentals and...More

Thank Pamela H
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Trails and boardwalks for walking, biking, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, licensed hunting and fishing. Butterfly gardens, cypress swamps,, boat ramps, exotic species and fabulous tram tours. The biggest Alligator, George, hovers under the main fishing dock while mommy gators disguise their babies in marshes. Wild & controlled...More

Thank Lynlou2017
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is a refuge worth the drive. We arrived at the refuge during a temporary window of opportunity in an otherwise very rainy period. The visitor center has excellent exhibits and a virtual air boat ride. Entertaining and informative. Just outside the center is half...More

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We lived in Florida for for a number of years and would always find different locations to kayak, whether it was ocean or fresh water. We owned a 15 ft tandem fiberglass kayak. One day we decided to go to the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge which...More

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Carol R
7 February 2018|
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Response from judyoren | Reviewed this property |
You absolutely can and it's great. There are kayaks and canoes for rent or you can bring your own. A naturalumist guide leads a tour throu the Glades on Sat. am. You have to sign up in advance. Call 561-734-8303 for info.
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27 August 2017|
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Response from elda m | Reviewed this property |
I don't know normally the cost is $5
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minniemeris
1 December 2016|
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Response from Elinor W | Property representative |
Yes, certainly! We have a .4 mile cypress swamp boardwalk behind the Visitor Center that your Dad might enjoy. You mostly see cypress trees and ferns and hear the birds there more than see them. We have the Marsh Trail... More
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