National Visitor Survey

Cypress Swamp Sunset by USFWS/V.Kelly

The sun's rays shine through the trees in the cypress swamp.


The National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey is a Refuge System-wide effort to monitor visitor characteristics, experience, and satisfaction with refuge experiences, as well as visitor economic contributions to local communities.

Download the National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey: 2018 Results for Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to learn what respondents said about these topics:

  • Visitor Characteristics and Trip Characteristics
  • Information Sources Used for Trip Planning
  • Use of Social Media
  • Participation in Recreational Activities
  • Comfort in Nature/Feeling Safe & Welcome
  • Satisfaction with Refuge Experiences
  • Economic Benefits to Local Communities
  • Encouraging Return Visits & Future Recreation Participation