Upcoming Events

Fees All programs are free with a valid entrance pass. Learn more about fees on our Visit Us page.

Reservations and Cancellations Space is limited and reservations may be required for some tours, please see program descriptions for more information. Some programs are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Come Prepared 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. We recommend that you bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Age and Ability All participants must come prepared to be good listeners, pay very close attention to the walk leader, stay with the group, and be respectful of wildlife and other visitors. Participants should be capable of walking up to 1-2 miles on an uneven surface. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under the age of 18. Some programs are not recommended for youth under the age of 10, please see program descriptions for more information.

Note for large groups Please contact refuge staff at least one month in advance to make a reservation for guided tours of groups larger than five (5) individuals. Reservations allow staff to avoid conflicts between other groups and resource management activities, and to arrange logistics for those groups requesting services.

May 2022 Schedule

Cypress Swamp Boardwalk Tour
Saturdays at 12:00 pm (canceled for May 21st)
Join a refuge naturalist for a walking tour of the 0.4-mile Cypress Swamp Boardwalk to learn about the plants and wildlife that live in the cypress swamp. Meet behind the visitor center.

Morning Photography Walking Tour
Sundays, 15 minutes after sunrise (last photo tour will be May 22, 2022)
Grab your camera and join Peter and Lora Lekos for a guided walking tour to view and photograph wildlife in its natural settings. The walking tour is approximately two hours and participants should expect to walk 1-2 miles. Meet at the Marsh Trail Pavilion 15 minutes after sunrise. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Tram Tour
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am
Fridays at 1:00 pm

Grab your camera and binoculars and enjoy the refuge on an approximately 1 ½ to 2 hour tram tour. You must be able to physically board and exit the tram. The open-air tram can seat five (5) passengers and provides a unique type of access to see the wildlife, marshes, and cypress swamps of the refuge. Meet at the visitor center front desk 15 minutes prior to the tram tour. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Wellness Walk
Mondays at 10:00 am
Join a refuge naturalist for a guided walk and learn about the health benefits of spending time in nature. Studies show that exposure to nature can not only improve our energy, sleep, and immune system but also lowers our overall stress and anxiety. Meet at the kiosk in the Visitor Center Parking Lot. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED - Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

May Flowers Blitz
May 15-June 15, 2022
We’re hosting another bioblitz! The May Flower Blitz is an exciting challenge to see how many different types of flowers (and other plants) can be recorded on the refuge from May 15-June 15, 2022. How to participate: 
•    From your smartphone, download the iNaturalist app and join the Lox May Flowers Blitz project. 
•    From your desktop computer, go to the iNaturalist website and join the Lox May Flowers Blitz project.

June 2022 Schedule

Family Fishing Day
Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Get hooked on fishing! Learn about knot-tying, fish identification, fishing ethics and conservation, casting, and fishing. Reservations are not required. Thank you to Reel Fishing Charities, Fish Florida, King of the Glades, and Everglades Bassmasters for making this event possible.

Cypress Swamp Boardwalk Tour
Sundays at 1:00 pm
Join a refuge naturalist for a walking tour of the 0.4-mile Cypress Swamp Boardwalk to learn about the plants and wildlife that live in the cypress swamp. Meet behind the visitor center.