The bow of a canoe on the canoe trail with the reflection of blue sky and white clouds on the water.
Enjoy a relaxing day on water!

Paddling is a great way to explore the Everglades at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR.

  • You can bring and launch your own canoe or kayak, or rent one from Loxahatchee Adventures.
  • Your canoes and kayaks can be launched at any of the three boat ramps.
  • Paddlers can explore the 5.5-mile canoe trail, the perimeter canal (about 58 miles), and the Refuge Interior (over 145,000 acres). 
  • Boating of any kind is not permitted in the A, B, and C Impoundments, Strazzulla, and those areas marked as being closed to the public.
  • All boats operating in the Refuge Interior, outside of the perimeter canal, are required to display a 10-inches by 12-inches (25 cm x 30 cm) orange flag 10-feet (3 meters) above the vessel’s waterline so that others may see you. 


5.5-Mile Canoe Trail

You can access the canoe trail from the Lee Road boat ramp in Boynton Beach. This trail offers a close-up view of the Everglades ecosystem, its resident alligators, wading birds, water lilies, and other wetland species. Paddlers follow a clearly marked, self-guided 5.5-mile loop with a rest station about halfway through. 

Boat Ramp Locations

The Lee Road boat ramp is located at the west end of Lee Road in Boynton Beach, FL.
Latitude/Longitude: 26.49838 -80.22204

The 20 Mile Bend Area boat ramp is located at the southern end of 20 Mile Bend Boat Ramp Road in Loxahatchee, FL. Latitude/Longitude: 26.67571 -80.38092

The Hillsboro Area boat ramp is located at the west end of Loxahatchee Road in Boca Raton, FL.
Latitude/Longitude: 26.35614 -80.30005