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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
+1 561-734-8303
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Fun nature walk

Lovely way to spend the day. Bring a picnic and take in a bit of natural Florida. Had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melanie S
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Take a hike

'Ello chaps! Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a nature enthusiasts... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Palm 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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“airboat ride” (25 reviews)
“visitor center” (31 reviews)
“cypress swamp” (21 reviews)
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10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
+1 561-734-8303
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely way to spend the day. Bring a picnic and take in a bit of natural Florida. Had a wonderful time exploring the trails and observation tower.

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

'Ello chaps! Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a nature enthusiasts dream land. Bountiful with lush everglades vegetation, reptiles, birds and all the area has to offer, this is sure to provide a great experience for anyone who enjoys "getting away from it...More

Thank HerbertEdgewood
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you plan to have an adventure trip in a kayak rolling Dow the river and camping you will have a great time with your kids family or friends it's very affordable and very fun!!!! I suggest you to take a look

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This place is huge, and they've allowed access to a small part by car, foot, bike and canoe. It's beautiful. Saw lots of birds and snakes and an alligator. If you come, take your time and beware - it's hot.

Thank R0062
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a great example of the Florida Everglades from beginning of time visit this national wetlands park. You'll find alligators, fish, foul, bobcats butterflies and creatures of all types at this wonderful park. There's a terrific is your center and friendly staff...More

Thank Don L
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Good option for something out of the ordinary to do with kids. Informative nature setting with simulated airboat ride and a movie on the Everglades and trees. Interesting exhibit very enjoyable on a variety of birds and more. Nature walk out back.

Thank Iris24
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Well the parking lot is small just like the minds of the people in charge at the visitor center. I was wondering why the lot was only half full until I got inside the visitor center. Turns out it's a must that you bring cash....More

Thank Tommy S
Elinor W, President, Friends of the Refuge at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

I'm very sorry this happened to you. I passed your message along to Refuge manager Steve Henry and got this response: "Thanks for passing along. It sounds like a well-intentioned volunteer got a bit carried away. Ana is trying to determine who this visitor interacted...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice and quite place...good to do long hiking exercises.. you can expend all day with family and eat on the pavilion or fishing or boats riding..

1  Thank elda m
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This refuge has something for everyone- we love the simulated airboat ride! It is so educational and inspiring- a great place to bring out of town visitors so they can understand the history and fragility of Florida's water systems and ecosystems. The staff is wonderful...More

Thank TravelMaven613
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This place is set up nicely for the casual stroller or fir a more in depth observer of nature. Many birds and. Reptiles are seen around the area and it is a great spot just to stroll with someone. I would be car eful during...More

Thank Allan S
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Response from elda m | Reviewed this property |
I don't know normally the cost is $5
30 November 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
Stephanie B
31 March 2016|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several. Just watch out for hikers.