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 local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people 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.


Features

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    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.

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

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  • 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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  • New Hunt/Fish Opportunities

    The New Hunt Program Changes as of August 31, 2020. Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR has made changes to the hunt program in the Final 2020-2021 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations process.

    Learn the Details . . .

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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

Hunting Opportunities

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The 2021-2022 Hunt Brochure is now available. Hunters must possess and carry a signed Refuge Hunt Permit (signed hunt brochure) while hunting. The hunt brochure includes hunting regulations, the hunt area map, and the Refuge Hunt Permit for alligator, deer, hog, duck, and coot hunting.

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Buy Your Pass Online!

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Enjoy the convenience of purchasing an Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge site-specific digital pass on Recreation.gov before you arrive. You have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet.

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Volunteers Needed

We are currently seeking a few Maintenance Assistant Volunteers to help maintain refuge lands, trails, facilities, and equipment. Learn more about volunteering and check out the volunteer job description at the link below.

Get Involved

Airboat Permit Information

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Airboat operation is allowed in designated areas of the refuge by permit only. The application period for the Non-hunting Airboat Permit lottery has closed. Successful applicants will be notified by June 1, 2021.

Learn more about airboat permits
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Brochures and Publications

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

Brochures and Publications Page

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

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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