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.


May 2019 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.


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 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

Most 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.


English/Portuguese Nature Walk

Saturdays at 1:30 pm
Join a bilingual (English/Portuguese) volunteer naturalist and stroll around the Visitor Center, Cypress Swamp Boardwalk, and the Marsh Trail. He will be answering questions and discussing the plants and wildlife that live here at the refuge. Meet at the Visitor Center. No reservations required.

Photography Tour

Sundays at 7:15 am
Take an early morning photography tour with award winning photographers Dr. Peter Lekos and Lora Lekos. Explore, learn, enjoy, and record the natural resources and biological treasures of the refuge. Space is limited to give personal attention to each photographer. Registered photographers shall meet at the Marsh Trail parking lot near the gazebo. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Moonlight Guided Canoe Tours (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.

Great American Clean Up

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Help us keep the refuge beautiful! Volunteers are needed to help collect and remove trash from refuge roads, trails, and other public areas. Reserve your spot by contacting site coordinator Cathy Patterson at View the flyer here