Hours and Entrance Fees

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Hours and entrances fees are listed below.


The Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Outdoor facilities, grounds, and trails are open daily from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. Hours are posted at the Headquarters, Hillsboro Recreation area, and 20-Mile Bend Area entrances. Night use is strictly prohibited.

The administrative office is open Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and is closed on all federal holidays.

Entrance Fees

An entrance pass is required for all visitors to the Headquarters, Hillsboro, and 20-Mile Bend entrances. The fee for the daily 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.

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

Annual and Lifetime Permits
$12.00 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)
$80.00 Interagency Annual Pass (general public)
$80.00 Interagency Lifetime Senior Pass (lifetime pass for 62 years of age and older)
$20.00 Interagency Annual Senior Pass (annual pass for 62 years of age and older)
$0 Interagency Access Pass (lifetime pass for permanently disabled individuals)
$0 Every Kid in a Park Annual Pass (valid September – August for 4th grade students)
$0 Military Annual Pass (must be current active duty armed service personnel)

Refuge Daily Passes
$5.00 Private vehicle
$1.00 Pedestrian
$1.00 Bicyclist

Commercial van or bus*
$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

2019 Free Entrance Days

Every year land-management agencies make it easier to visit special places by offering free admission to the public lands that charge an entrance fee. Check out the dates below for a list of free entrance days at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and start planning your trip today!

January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
February 18, 2019 - Presidents’ Day
September 28, 2019 - National Public Lands Day
October 13, 2019 - First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week
November 11, 2019 - Veterans Day