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. The Headquarters area is closed to public use from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am daily. The remainder of the refuge is open 24 hours.

 

 

Entrance Fees


All refuge visitors are required to pay an entrance fee with the following exceptions: Entrance fees are waived for visitors entering the refuge on foot, bicycle, or horseback; or if the visitor is in possession of a current and signed Federal Duck Stamp or America the Beautiful Interagency Pass. All passes admit the pass-holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. Money collected is used to directly improve visitor experiences and assist with the cost of providing safe and meaningful experiences to refuge visitors.

Online Pass Sales
Pre-paid digital passes may be purchased online before entering the refuge and displayed on a mobile device or printed out for display. Buy Your Pass Online!

Onsite Pass Sales
Refuge annual passes and America the Beautiful interagency passes are available for sale (cash or check only) at the Headquarters Office from 10am-12pm from Monday to Friday. Ring the bell on the door by the flagpole and someone will come out and assist you. Make checks payable to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Daily passes can be purchased online or at all three entrances. Refuge entrances are located at the Headquarters Area in Boynton Beach, the Hillsboro Area in Boca Raton, and 20-Mile Bend Area in Loxahatchee. The refuge accepts payment in the form of cash or a check.

2020 Free Entrance Days

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

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

BUY YOUR DIGITAL PASS ON Recreation.gov

Whether you're planning a single visit or coming back multiple times a year, 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. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out for display when you arrive.

Learn more about your pass options, find the right pass for you.

Refuge Annual Pass: $25.00
Valid for one full year from month of purchase at all refuge entrances. Buy your pass online!

Refuge Daily Pass: $10.00
Valid for one day at all refuge entrances. Buy your pass online!

Federal Duck Stamp: $25.00
Valid July 1 – June 30 at all National Wildlife Refuges. Buy your pass online!

Commercial Van or Bus Entrance Fees
A commercial tour entrance fees are charges based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. Please contact staff at least two weeks in advance to avoid conflict with other groups.

$25.00 for up to 25 passengers
$50.00 for 26 or more passengers

ANNUAL PASSES


Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Annual Pass: $25.00
This annual pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and is good for unlimited visits to the refuge. Buy your pass online!

America the Beautiful Federal Lands Passes
Visitors can purchase or obtain other annual & lifetime passes, including the Every Kid Outdoors Pass, Senior Pass (annual and lifetime), U.S. Military Pass, and Access Pass for permanently disabled U.S. Citizens. See prices and additional details here.