Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • New Hunt/Fish Opportunities

    We're proposing new hunting opportunities at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

    Learn the Details . . .

  • Slow Down For Wildlife

    Speed Limit 15 mph on Lee Road

    Slow down and help us protect the natural resources that you’ve come to see and enjoy.

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • 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

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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

Around the Refuge

Refuge Hunting Opportunities


The 2020-2021 Hunt Brochure is now available. It includes hunting regulations, the hunt area map, and the Refuge Hunt Permit for alligator, duck, and coot hunting.

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Airboat Information

Airboaters in Perimeter Canal

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow airboat operation by permit on the refuge beginning in the summer of 2020.

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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

Snail Kite by BR

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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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

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