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.


  • Walk for the Wild 5K

    Walk for the Wild 5K Challenge

    Help us bring humans back to the wild! Celebrate Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day and National Wildlife Refuge Week by participating in the Walk for the Wild 5K Challenge during October 9-16, 2021. A guided walk will kickoff the event on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Take a walk, stroll, saunter, hike, prance, trot, amble, ramble or roll for the wild!

  • 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

    Connect with us on Facebook

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

    Connect with us on Facebook

  • 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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  • eBird Trail Tracker Logo

    eBird Trail Tracker

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

    eBird Trail Tracker

What's Happening



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 2021 Duck and Coot Hunt Airboat Permit application period is open September 3-13, 2021.

Learn more about airboat permits

Virtual Public Meeting Announcement

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge will host a Virtual Public Meeting from 6pm-8pm on November 9th, 2021. Topics will include updates on the refuge’s fire program, exotics and biology, the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program, and the Visitor Services Plan. More information will be announced soon.

30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Biocontrol Release

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on the proposed release of Brazilian peppertree biocontrol insects at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Submit your comment by October 9, 2021.

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Lox BioWatch

Lox BioWatch Promo

Come and connect with nature by taking a picture! Celebrate National Wildlife Refuges by taking a photo of any species using the iNaturalist app during the month of October. Upload your observations of plants and animals, learn more about nature, and contribute to citizen-science. Most importantly, go out, have fun, and explore the wild!

Visit our Calendar of Events page to learn more

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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