Operational Changes Due to COVID-19
We are proud to provide opportunities for safe, enjoyable outdoor experiences at many of our national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries during the coronavirus pandemic. If visiting one of our locations, it is critically important to follow guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities on social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and exercising good hygiene. If a parking lot is full when you visit, please do not stop. We understand that the outdoors can help relieve stress, but these guidelines must be followed for our public health and safety. For now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities are closed and most scheduled events have been postponed. For more information visit our webpage, FWS Coronavirus Response.

Refuge Operations Update
Visitor Center operations have been suspended at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Refuge grounds remain open and accessible to the public for hiking, biking, boating, fishing, birding, and other outdoor recreational activities; please practice social distancing and other CDC guidelines.

Visit refuge information kiosks for visitor information and refuge maps, or download a brochure and map from our Brochures & Publications webpage before your next visit.

Updates will be posted to our Facebook page and here on our website.


Fishing Pier Update May 26, 2021
Work to complete the fishing pier is underway. The fishing pier may be temporarily closed while work is being performed. Please use extra caution while in the area. Be aware that visitors may experience short waits to access the levee or boat ramps while work is underway. 


Refuge Interior Closure North of the Sign Line to All Boats June 7, 2021

Water levels in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge have dropped below a safe level for access north of the Sign Line trail. The Refuge Interior will be closed to all non-motorized boats north of the Sign Line trail effective June 7, 2021 until further notice. The perimeter canals (L-40, L39, and L-7), the area south of the Sign Line trail, and the Canoe Trail north of the Sign Line trail will remain open but could be closed unless we receive significant rainfall. Continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates. View map of closure.