Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


  • Orange Flag Requirement

    Orange Flag Requirement

    All boats operating outside of the perimeter canal must display a 10” x 12” bright orange flag at least 10’ above the vessel’s waterline.

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  • A yellow sign with black text that states "Slow Down For Wildlife".

    Slow Down for Wildlife

    The speed limit on Lee Road is 15 mph. Slow down, watch for wildlife, and help us protect the natural resources of the refuge.

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    Stay up to date with the latest wildlife sightings, photos, and news through our Facebook page.

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    eBird Trail Tracker

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

    eBird Trail Tracker

What's Happening

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Enjoy the convenience of purchasing an Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge site-specific digital pass on before you arrive. You have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet.

Visit the Hours and Entrance Fees page to learn more

Calendar of Events

Paddling on the Canoe Trail

Looking for some fun and educational ways to connect with wildlife and nature? Join us for guided walks, biking tours, Everglades Day, and more!

Calendar of Events

Brochures and Publications

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Visiting the refuge? Download a digital copy of the refuge brochure and map before you visit. Disponible en español.

Brochures and Publications Page



Visit the Hunting page to learn more about alligator, deer, hog, duck, and coot hunting opportunities on the refuge.

Learn more about hunting

Everglades Days - February 5-12, 2022

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This year’s Everglades Day event will be held February 5-12, 2022. While Everglades Day is usually a one-day event, this year we’re spacing it out over a full week. Join us for guided walking and biking tours, outdoor painting workshops, archery, fishing, paddling, and more. Space is limited and reservations are required for many of the activities. Check out the schedule and reserve your spot today.

View the 2022 Everglades Day schedule on our Calendar of Events page

About the Complex

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Refuge Complex

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS