Calendar of Events


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.

View the August 2018 Calendar Of Events

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.


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.

Roving Naturalist

Tuesday, August 14th and August 28th from 12:30 pm to 4:00 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.


--Coming in September--


International Coastal Cleanup & National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Spend the morning outdoors, celebrate volunteerism on public lands, and help keep A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge beautiful by taking part in a refuge cleanup! Volunteers are needed to help collect and remove trash, litter, and debris from refuge roads, trails, and other public areas. Litter is not only unsightly, but also a hazard for wildlife!

• Long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy shoes/boots are recommended.
• Bring your own gloves or you can borrow ours.
• Bring a refillable water bottle.
• Minors under the age of 18 must be joined by an adult.
• Meet in the Marsh Trail Parking Lot.

For more information or to register please contact

View the flyer here.