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.


Features

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    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

Virtual Public Meeting

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge hosted a Virtual Public Meeting on November 9th, 2021. Topics included updates on the refuge’s fire program, exotics and biology, the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program, and the Visitor Services Plan. A recording of the meeting is now available.

Learn more about the Virtual Public Meeting

Hunting

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

Learn more about hunting

Airboating

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Airboat operation is allowed in designated areas of the refuge by permit only. The refuge issues a limited number of permits for Non-hunting, Alligator Hunting, Interior Deer and Hog Hunting, and Duck and Coot Hunting (phase 2 season only).

Learn more about airboat permits

Buy Your Pass Online!

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Enjoy the convenience of purchasing an Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge site-specific digital pass on Recreation.gov 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
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Lox BirdWatch

Come and connect with nature by taking a picture! Winter is here and so are migratory birds. Take a photo of any migratory or all-season bird species using the iNaturalist app during the month of December. Upload your observations of birds and learning more about nature. Contribute to citizen-science. Most importantly, go out, have fun, and explore the wild!

Visit our Calendar of Events page to learn more

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

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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