COVID19 OPERATIONAL STATUS AND TEMPORARY CLOSURES


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.

Lee Road Resurfacing Project
Lee Road and the parking lot by the boat ramps will be resurfaced from September 27-October 9. Lee Road and the Headquarters area will be closed to the public from 8pm-5am nightly while work is underway.