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CypressSwampBoardwalk_512x219Arthur 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. All programs are free with a valid refuge entrance pass. All activities are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

May 2017 Calendar of Events (pdf download)

Know Before You Go

  • 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.

Night Walk

Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm - Full Moon
Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm - New Moon

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.

Tram Tours

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm (Tuesday, May 16th at 1:00 pm only)
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 27th at 10:00 am
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 five (5) 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.

Guided Canoe Tours

Saturdays, May 6th and May 20th at 9:00 am

Join a refuge naturalist on an approximate 1 ½ hour, 5.5-mile guided canoe tour to explore the northernmost end of the Everglades. You may bring your own canoe or kayak, or you may 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.

Coming in June

Kid’s Fishing Day

Saturday, June 10th from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Get kids hooked on fishing!
Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate in a four-station event and learn about knot-tying, fish identification, fish ethics and conservation, and casting and fishing. After traveling through each station, children will be presented with certificates of accomplishment. Meet at the boat ramp. Entrance fees apply. Space is limited. View 2017 Kid's Fishing Day flyer here. To register, call 561-735-6029 or email 
Last Updated: May 22, 2017
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