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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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Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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Nice place to see Florida wild life. Bird, insects, alligator... Cost almost nothing (5$ familly). Children's enjoy the trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Nice place to see Florida wild life. Bird, insects, alligator... Cost almost nothing (5$ familly). Children's enjoy the trip.

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Coral Springs, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Take your time. Watch carefully. You may see lots of wildlife up close. Bring your binoculars and cameras. Check out the visitor center and its displays. Walk along the boardwalk and the canals. Climb the observation towers. Ride a boat through the areas. Get as many different perspectives as you are able. Be aware of the high temperatures and heat... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The wildlife center here has great info. The workers are all very friendly and helpful. There is lots to see and do! Back towards the swamplands, there are always some big boy gators hanging out ready to fight the fisher people for their catch. The kayaking/canoeing is very interesting as well. Definitely worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a great place to go to experiece the Everglades. There are alligators and birds that you wouldn't see otherwise. You feel you are in a didfferent part of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a very large refuge. You can walk a variety of trails. You can go canoeing. There is a lot of wildlife and you can usually see gators. Bring water, a camera and bug repellant with you.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The wildlife park is great if you are seeking someplace peaceful to take pictures, walk and spend time with yourself or friends. There is so much wildlife to see and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Tucked back away from SR7, West of the Turnpike, is this very lovely nature center. It costs $5 to drive your car past the guard gate, after which you are entitled to view the small but interesting nature center. The staff there are highly knowledgeable and eager to help. We opted to go all the way out to the pier... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Looking to kayak with alligators? At Arthur Marshall you can meet George, a monster alligator who loves to hang around by the kayak launch. Don't forget to keep your feet in the boat and bring your camera for there is plenty to see here. You can walk for hours and enjoy the wildlife. Plenty of places to sit and relax... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My out-of-town guests wanted to see the Everglades, so we took the short drive to this great park in Boynton Beach. It was beautiful, and we even got to see Big George - the massive Alligator who is known to live under the boardwalk.

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Wellington, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

One side of the center has wooden walkways through Florida flora. The walk is shaded, peaceful and filled with Florida trees, plants, scrubs and even a few crawlies. Cross the path to the other side of the center and you are definitely the guest. Many photographers were there the day we visited, tripods set up and nature smiling. Gators watching... More 

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Additional Information about Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
Phone Number: 561-734-8303
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Boynton Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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