Calendar of Events

Cypress Swamp Boardwalk

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is pleased to offer interpretive programs such as tram tours, guided walks, canoe tours, and other activities throughout the year.

Click here to view the September 2019 Calendar of Events.


 

Know Before You Go

  • All programs are free with a valid entrance pass. Learn more about passes and Fee Free days here.
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • To ensure your safety while enjoying the refuge we recommend that you bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
  • We recommend that you dress appropriately for the expected weather conditions, which might include wearing a hat, long pants, and comfortable closed-toe/closed heel walking shoes.
  • Space is limited and reservations are required for tram tours, night walks, and canoe tours. Please call (561) 734-8303 to make or cancel a reservation or for more information.
  • Note: Please contact refuge staff at least one month in advance to make a reservation for guided tours of groups larger than five (5) individuals. Reservations allow staff to avoid conflicts between other groups and resource management activities, and to arrange logistics for those groups requesting services.

Tram Tours

Please see calendar link at top of page for tram tour schedule.
Grab your camera and binoculars and enjoy the refuge on an approximately 1 ½ to 2 hour tram tour. The open-air tram can seat 7 passengers and provides a unique type of access to see the wildlife, marshes, and cypress swamps of the refuge. Meet at the visitor center front desk 15 minutes prior to the tram tour. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Night Walk

Tuesdays, September 10 and 24 at 7:00 pm
Grab your flashlight and join a refuge naturalist on this approximately 1-mile hike to experience the unique sights and sounds of the refuge at night. Must be 18 years or older because it is still alligator mating season. Meet at the visitor center. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Guided Canoe Tours

Saturdays, September 14 and 28 at 8:00 am
Join a refuge naturalist on an approximate 1 ½ to 2 hour guided canoe tour to explore the northernmost end of the Everglades. You may bring your own canoe or kayak, or rent one from our concessionaire by calling (561) 733-0192. You must have a life vest for each person in the canoe/kayak as per refuge and state boating regulations. Meet at the Lee Road Boat Ramp. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Full Moon Guided Canoe Tour (Fee $$)

View 2019 dates on Loxahatchee Canoeing’s website.
Meet at the Lee Road Boat Ramp to enjoy a guided moonlight canoe tour through a portion of the Refuge interior. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants, and bring a flashlight and bug spray. Canoe rental from Loxahatchee Canoeing is $35; you may not bring your own. (One canoe seats 2 to 3 people.) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call Loxahatchee Canoeing at 561-733-0192.

Wildlife Photography

Saturdays at 9:30 am
Take a guided walking tour of some of our most beautiful spots in the refuge. View and photograph wildlife in its natural settings with our volunteer roving photographer, Ira Rappaport. Ira will show you areas where some of the most recent sightings of wildlife have been reported and other locations that might make for great photo opportunities. Bring water, comfortable closed-toe shoes or sneakers, a hat to block the sun, sunscreen lotion, binoculars, and your camera. The tour can be from 3-5 miles. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Roving Naturalist

Tuesdays, September 10 and 24 at 12:30 pm
A volunteer naturalist will be strolling around the Visitor Center, Cypress Swamp Boardwalk, and the Marsh Trail answering questions and discussing the plants and wildlife that live here at the refuge.

Celebrate Public Lands Event

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
In celebration of National Public Lands Day, National Hunting and Fishing Day, and Urban Wildlife Refuge Day join us for a morning of tree planting, fishing, and picking up litter on the refuge. Dress appropriately to be outdoors.

Refuge Clean-Up from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
-Please email capatterson51@gmail.com to register.
-Meet at the Marsh Trail.

Tree Planting at 10:00 am
-Meet at the fee booth on Lee Road.

Family Fishing Event from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
-Meet at the C-6 Pavilion on Lee Road.

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