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 April 2018 Calendar of Events (308 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.

Great American Clean-Up

Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Help keep the refuge beautiful! Register for this clean-up event by contacting Friends of Loxahatchee’sCathy Patterson. The Great American Clean-Up is a project of Keep America Beautiful and is coordinated by Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful Inc. and the Solid Waste Authority. View the event flyer here.

Weekly Bird Walks

Wednesdays at 7:30 am
Join a volunteer naturalist for an early morning bird walk on the Marsh Trail. Guided bird walks are open to birders of all ages and abilities. Bring binoculars, dress accordingly for outside activity, and wear closed-toed/closed heel shoes. Please arrive five to ten minutes before the program starts to meet your guide. Review our Bird Checklist here. Review recent sightings from eBird Trail Tracker here. Meet in the Marsh Trail parking lot.

Night Walks*

Tuesdays, April 10th and 24th at 7:00 pm
*No youth under the age of 16 due to alligator mating season.

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. Meet in the visitor center parking lot. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Tram Tours

Sundays - Fridays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
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 Naturalist on the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk Trail

Sundays at 1:30 pm
A naturalist will be strolling around the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk Trail, answering questions and discussing plants and wildlife that live in the cypress swamp.

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.

Loxahatchee Lecture Series: The Science of Scat

Thursday, April 26th at 1:30 pm
Loxahatchee’s own Premier Pundit of Poop, Serena Rinker will discuss the serious science of scat and help you become your own skilled scat expert.