Calendar of Events

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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. 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.


Click to view or download our June 2018 Calendar of Events (295 KB PDF)

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.

 

Sunset Walks*

Tuesdays, June 12th and 26th at 6:00 pm
*No youth under the age of 16 due to alligator mating season.

Join a refuge naturalist on this approximately 1-mile hike to experience the unique sights and sounds of the refuge as the sun goes down. Meet in the visitor center parking lot. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Tram Tours

See calendar above for available times and dates.

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. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Roving Wildlife Photographer

Fridays and 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, sun screen lotion, binoculars, and your camera. The tour can be from 3-5 miles. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Guided Canoe Tours

Saturdays at 9:00 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.

 

Family Fishing Day

Saturday, June 9th from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Get kids hooked on fishing! Families are invited to learn about casting and fishing, knot-tying, fish identification, and fishing ethics and conservation. Meet at the C-6 Pavilion: Travel west on Lee Road and the C-6 pavilion will be on the left. Please call 561-735-6029 or email serena_rinker@fws.gov to reserve your spot today! View the flyer here.