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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
Phone Number: 561-734-8303
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Description: The Refuge protects a remnant of the once vast northern Everglades. At the...
The Refuge protects a remnant of the once vast northern Everglades. At the Visitor Center you can take a virtual airboat ride, listen to night sounds of the Everglades and explore a gator hole - all without getting wet! Behind the Visitor Center you can explore the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk, a 0.4-mile trail that loops through towering cypress trees, pond apple trees, ferns and other flora of the swamp.Then relax in the nearby Butterfly Garden, or head across the road to the Marsh Trail. The 0.8-mile Marsh Trail is one of several walking trails along the grass levees that encircle impoundment areas, where different water levels provide habitat for various types of wading birds and other wildlife. Bring your camera and binoculars! You might see an endangered Wood Stork or Snail Kite, or any of 270 other species of birds. While walking the trails, look for tracks in the soft sand. Common tracks include those of bobcats, otters, alligators, raccoons, armadillos and birds.See the Everglades up close and personal in a canoe or kayak on the 5.5-mile Canoe Trail! Or enjoy the view from the levee as you ride along the 12-mile Bike Trail alongside the main canal. Canoes, kayaks and bicycles are available for rent. Try your luck fishing from the pier for largemouth bass, bluegill and bullhead catfish. Boating and sport fishing are also allowed in the main canal. State regulations for fishing licenses apply. Airboats are not allowed on the Refuge, but Loxahatchee Everglades Tours operates just south of the Refuge. Guided bird and nature walks and canoe trips take place on a regular basis. Ranger-led school tours are available by appointment.
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Great example of Natural South Florida Habitat

This is a very nice example of true South Florida "everglades" habitat. Don't miss the boardwalk nature trail at the entrance to the park, also if you have time rent a kayak and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice example of true South Florida "everglades" habitat. Don't miss the boardwalk nature trail at the entrance to the park, also if you have time rent a kayak and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The refuge is just that; a place that limits human access and mobility. The park area is mostly wet so there is not much to do unless you get on the water. The entry is easy and just off major highways and there is a visitors center. So, folks from New York can come down and say that they have... More 

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Perth, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

spontaneous day trip for us. Small fee paid on the honour system at the gate. Terrific interpretive centre run entire by volunteers. Nice Boardwalk in the Cypress Forrest. The highlight was seeing the alligators though. And George is a behemoth. Fun day

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Cancun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Been here a bunch of times, nice to walk around and take photos as long as it's cool out (yes, I learn from experience so you don't have to!)

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great facility for viewing birds, turtles, and gators in a natural setting. The visitors center had some interesting exhibits for kids, including an airboat simulation video. Spend a few hours.

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Jersey Shore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

great place to take a nice walk. If you love gators like I do you will def see them here. Go for a walk on the fishing pier at the end and you will see George. He is freakin huge! They have a nice board walk you can walk through the glades. you can rent kayaks and canoes also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

10,000 year BC in Palm Beach County! Stroll through the Everglades in a pristine prehistoric park complete with alligators crocodiles snakes exotic birds foxes otters and all manner of wildlife in a beautiful wetlands environment. Miles of Great hiking trails kayaking stunning visions and photo opportunities. The park also offers a terrific boardwalk and interactive visitor center. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went here with my young niece. The visitors centre is excellent and very informative as are the staff in it. It gives you an amazing insight to the everglades and the eco system. We even got to see 2 lots of baby alligators. Excellent morning out. I'd highly recommend a trip here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I can't begin to explain all of the wildlife we saw in a 2 hour visit, nesting alligators, fish, turtles, a wide variety of birds, even baby alligators (literally beside the footpath). If you are interested in Florida\s natural wildlife, this is the place to go - very walkable for adults and children. Entry fee is virtually free.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I always head here when I visit Delray Beach. The proximity to where the birds are nesting and raising their young almost seems like you could just reach out and touch them (but don't of course). Smaller than Greey Cay, the walkways here are a little wider and a great place to walk around once or twice for the whole... More 

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