Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.


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

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    National Visitor Survey Results

    View results from the 2018 National Visitor Survey taken at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

    Loxahatchee National Visitor Survey Report

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    Support the Friends of Loxahatchee

    The non-profit group helps the refuge by promoting a better understanding and appreciation of the Everglades ecosystem and so much more!

    Friends of Loxahatchee

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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

Around the Refuge

Brochures and Publications

Monarch Butterfly at Loxahatchee

Visiting the refuge for the first time? Download a refuge brochure before you visit!

Brochures and Publications Page

Alligator Mating and Nesting Season

Basking Alligator

It's that time of year! Learn how to stay safe and be respectful to alligators during their mating and nesting season on your next visit.

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Visitor Services Plan

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the Visitor Services Plan for the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The plan identifies the goals, objectives, and strategies to reach over the next 15-years. It includes implementing and managing existing, new, and expanded wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities to meet the purpose of the Refuge and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System as a whole.

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eBird Trail Tracker

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Discover what birds have been seen recently at the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

eBird Trail Tracker
Hours and Entrance Fees

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.

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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.

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