Plan Your Visit

Wading birds flying above the sunset

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is home to 145,188 acres (that's 226 square miles!) of Everglades ecosystems. This includes a mosaic of wet prairies, sawgrass ridges, sloughs, tree islands, cattail communities, and a 400-acre cypress swamp that provides habitat — food, water, shelter, and space — for various wildlife species. More than 250 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 40 species of butterflies, and 20 types of mammals are found on the refuge.

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Refuge Contact Information

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33473-4797

Visitor Center (561) 734-8303
Headquarters Office (561) 732-3684
Fax (561) 369-7190

Email us: armloxahatchee@fws.gov

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Emergencies: 1-800-307-5789 or 911

Please report all suspicious activity or wildlife violations to
Federal Wildlife Officers by calling 1-800-307-5789.

People with hearing impairments can reach the refuge through the
Federal Information Relay System at 1-800-877-8339.

Hours

Visitor Center
Open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.

Headquarters Office
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Closed on all Federal Holidays.

The Headquarters Area (Boynton Beach) trails, boat ramps, and other outdoor facilities (including the A, B, and C Impoundments) is open daily from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. Night use is strictly prohibited. The remainder of the refuge is open 24 hours.

Directions

The refuge is located about 7 miles west of Boynton Beach, Florida. It is accessible from Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike by going west on either Boynton Beach Boulevard or Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, until you reach Highway 441/State Road 7. From Boynton Beach Boulevard, proceed south on Hwy 441/SR7 for two miles and turn west onto Lee Road. From Atlantic Avenue, proceed north on US Hwy 441/SR7 for approximately three miles and turn west onto Lee Road.

 

Publications

General Brochure
Refuge Map and Information
Fishing and Boating Regulations


Entrance Fees

An entrance pass is required for all visitors to the refuge. Fees are waived if the visitor is in possession of an annual or lifetime pass, which is available at the entrance fee booth and Visitor Center. A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR is part of the America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass program. Learn more about our passes and entry fees here.