Plan Your Visit

Wading birds flying above the sunset

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is home to 145,188 acres (that's 226 square miles!) of Everglades ecosystems. This includes a mosaic of wet prairies, sawgrass ridges, sloughs, tree islands, cattail communities, and a 400-acre cypress swamp that provides habitat — food, water, shelter, and space — for various wildlife species. More than 250 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 40 species of butterflies, and 20 types of mammals are found on the refuge.

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Address
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Phone
Visitor Center (561) 734-8303
Headquarters Office (561) 732-3684
Fax (561) 369-7190
Emergencies 1-800-307-5789 or 911

People with hearing impairments can reach the refuge through the
Federal Information Relay System at 1-800-877-8339.

Directions
The refuge is located about 7 miles west of Boynton Beach, Florida. It is accessible from Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike by going west on either Boynton Beach Boulevard or Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, until you reach Highway 441/State Road 7. From Boynton Beach Boulevard, proceed south on Hwy 441/SR7 for two miles and turn west onto Lee Road. From Atlantic Avenue, proceed north on US Hwy 441/SR7 for approximately three miles and turn west onto Lee Road.

Know Before You Go

Give Wildlife Space
Alligators, venomous snakes, biting insects, toxic plants, and sensitive habitats exist at the Refuge. Be aware of your surroundings, walk in the center of trails, and avoid areas with tall vegetation. Never swim anywhere on the Refuge.

Plan for your needs
Always check the weather conditions before leaving home and dress appropriately for the day. This might include wearing a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves, long pants, and walking shoes. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit.

Share the Trails
Almost 50 miles of walking, biking, and paddling trails exist at the refuge. Visitors will be sharing multi-use trails with hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, vehicles, and pet walkers. Please be respectful when approaching other trail users.