The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge preserves a portion of the once vast northern Everglades. It provides habitat and protection for endangered wildlife such as the snail kite and the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator.
The main entrance and Visitor Center are located at:
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33473
The main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7.Map Fact Sheet Video
The southern entrance, 6 miles west of the junction of Loxahatchee Road (US 827) and US 441, offers boat ramps, hiking trails, a bike trail and bank fishing.
The northern entrance, 11.4 miles west of the junction of Southern Blvd (US 98/SR 80) and US 441, offers a boat ramp and fishing platform.
Fees and Hours
The Refuge is open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day.
The Visitor Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Several kinds of entrance passes can be purchased for those who frequently visit National Wildlife Refuges and other federal recreational fee areas. An annual pass to this Refuge can be purchased for $12.
No pets or camping are allowed on the Refuge.
For Friends Correspondence:
Lee Road Boat Ramp Area Closed to Bank Fishing Until Friday, November 2
For Safety of Public & Alligators
Do NOT Feed the Alligators!
Public Comment Requested on
New Visitor Services Plan & Expanded Recreational Opportunities
New Deadline: November 8
Bird Walks, Canoe Trips & More!
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Strazzulla Marsh and Swamp:
Refuge Gains Important Wildlife Habitat in Land Swap
2018 Photo Contest
2018 Art Contest
Rules and Entry Form
Why Care About the Refuge?
Here's Why! New Video
Hiking & Biking Trails
at the Marsh Trail!
Visit Us or Check it Out Online
Dr. Tom Poulson & Friends
These Glades Are Your Glades
Next Board meeting:
Tuesday, October 30, 10:00 a.m.
Thank you to the organizations who have graciously provided funding for some of the Friends' educational activities: