Hours and Entrance Fees

Refuge Entrance Sign

Hours and entrances fees are listed below.


Refuge Hours

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

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.

Entrance Fees Currently Waived

NOTICE: On October 1, 2019, changes to the refuge's recreational fee structure have been implemented. Read the full news release here

An entrance pass is required for all visitors to the Refuge including the Headquarters Area in Boynton Beach, the Hillsboro Area in Boca Raton, and the 20-Mile Bend Area in West Palm Beach. You may obtain a pass in person at the self-pay station, seasonally at the fee booth, or at the visitor center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. The refuge accepts payment in the form of cash or a check. All passes admit the pass-holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. The fee for the pass is waived if the visitor is in possession of an annual or lifetime pass, which are available at the entrance fee booth and Visitor Center. Entrance fees are waived for visitors entering the refuge on foot, bicycle, or horseback.

Please visit the National Wildlife Refuge System web site for more information about passes.

Refuge Passes
$10.00 Refuge 1-Day Pass
$25.00 Refuge Annual Pass (Valid only at A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.)
$25.00 Federal Duck Stamp (Valid July 1 – June 30 at all National Wildlife Refuges.)

America the Beautiful Interagency Passes
$80.00 Annual Pass (Valid for one full year from month of purchase.)
$80.00 Senior Pass - Lifetime (Lifetime pass for 62 years of age and older.)
$20.00 Senior Pass - Annual (Annual pass for 62 years of age and older)
FREE Access Pass (Lifetime pass for permanently disabled individuals.)
FREE Every Kid Outdoors (Annual pass for 4th grade students. Valid Sept. 1 – Aug. 31.)
FREE Military Pass (Annual pass for current active duty armed service personnel.)

Commercial Van or Bus Fees*
$25.00 for up to 25 passengers
$50.00 for 26 or more passengers
*Please contact staff at least two weeks in advance to avoid conflict with other groups

2020 Free Entrance Days

Fees are waived at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on the following days:

January 20, 2020: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
February 17, 2020: Presidents’ Day
August 4, 2020: Great American Outdoors Act Commemoration
August 5, 2020: Great American Outdoors Day
September 26, 2020: National Public Lands Day
October 11, 2020: First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week
November 11, 2020: Veterans Day