Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


  • Orange Flag Requirement

    Orange Flag Requirement

    All boats operating outside of the perimeter canal must display a 10” x 12” bright orange flag at least 10’ above the vessel’s waterline.

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  • A yellow sign with black text that states "Slow Down For Wildlife".

    Slow Down for Wildlife

    The speed limit on Lee Road is 15 mph. Slow down, watch for wildlife, and help us protect the natural resources of the refuge.

  • Yellow-crowned Night Heron

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    Stay up to date with the latest wildlife sightings, photos, and news through our Facebook page.

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    eBird Trail Tracker

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

    eBird Trail Tracker

What's Happening

Calendar of Events

Paddling on the Canoe Trail

Looking for some fun and educational ways to connect with wildlife and nature? Check out our calendar of events page!

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Visit the Hunting page to learn more about alligator, deer, hog, duck, and coot hunting opportunities on the refuge.

Learn more about hunting


Airboaters in Perimeter Canal

Airboat operation is allowed in designated areas of the refuge by permit only. The refuge issues a limited number of permits for Non-hunting, Alligator Hunting, Interior Deer and Hog Hunting, and Duck and Coot Hunting (phase 2 season only).

Learn more about airboat permits

Brochures and Publications

Monarch Butterfly at Loxahatchee

Visiting the refuge? Download a digital copy of the refuge brochure and map before you visit. Disponible en español.

Brochures and Publications Page

Hours and Entrance Fees

Hours and fees

Beginning October 1, 2019, the refuge will be implementing changes to our recreational fee structure. The daily pass price will increase from $5.00 to $10.00. The Refuge annual pass will increase in price from $12.00 to $25.00. The $1.00 daily entrance fee for bicyclists and pedestrians will be eliminated.

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About the Complex

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Refuge Complex

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS