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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33473-4797
Phone Number: 561-734-8303
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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 place

Very nice, educational and a great place to take kids, as well as out-of-state visitors that wish to experience the everglades.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice, educational and a great place to take kids, as well as out-of-state visitors that wish to experience the everglades.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful local place to take kids. The nature center has great exhibits including an airboat ride simulator, an Everglades night simulation with a grandpa and his grandson, plus a crawl through exhibit with a "gator hole." There is a boardwalk through a cypress swamp right behind the nature center. You can continue on the road to the... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful natural park with boat ramps and a boardwalk for fishing and alligator watching. It offers lots of knowledge on Florida wildlife and the everglades.

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Braggtown, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an enlightening time on the boardwalk through the park and walking out over the land. The visitor center provided welcome respite from the humidity and the interactive displays, including the mock hydrofoil/video tour, were very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've done this paddle twice with family and friends and it is truly a wonderful canal paddle through a semi-remote section of the Everglades. Great for birders and nature lovers. It's about 5 1/2 miles meandering through sloughs, hammocks, and sawgrass swamp, with savannah views. Depending on the strength of the current that day (stronger after rains) it can be... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been several times and it's always been an exciting paddle. You never know what could be around the next corner ! It's full of wide life and yes Alligator’s however we have never been bothered. The inside Pavillion is Awesome and air conditioned. The board walk is one of the best around.if you know where... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE live close by, but have never been. Our neighbor suggested we go for a walk and we were fortunate to have the place almost to ourselves. The person manning the desk was helpful with our questions and the indoor displays are well done. We enjoyed the walk around the boardwalk very much. As we were leaving busloads of children... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought some friends from New England, it was a great experience for them, as it is for all visitors we bring here.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Loxahatchee is the place to go if you like to Bird Watch, Hike, Fish, Bike or Canoe/Kayak. Most people don't relize the Awesome Hiking trails to the North or South of the park plus the fact that you can Jog or Ride a Bike for 20 Miles in Either direction on top of the Dike. Winter is the best Month... More 

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Key Largo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Anytime I am in the area I make time to visit Lox. Today with only 90 minutes to spend, in addition to the usual butterflies, songbirds, egrets and herons, I photographed a roseate spoonbill, swallowtail kite, and two great horned owls. Topped off by a stunning sunset.

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