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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
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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 for Birdwatchers and Nature Lovers

Loxahatchee National Park is well known to bird lovers who enjoy seeing the many different species who flock here every to lay their nests and hatch the next generation. A lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loxahatchee National Park is well known to bird lovers who enjoy seeing the many different species who flock here every to lay their nests and hatch the next generation. A lovely destination for a leisurely stroll across the wooden walkwaywith birds, water fowl, alligators, turtles and plant life all around you. Bring your camera--many professional and amateur photographers come here... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place is great for viewing gators and Florida wildlife. Be sure to have mosquito repellent on hand. Very little shade in most areas so have sun screen too.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we wen to the park it was overcast and later rained...BUT while we were there we got to check out this hidden gem that I never knew existed. The visitor center is super nice. It has short video movies, animal displays and an exhibit that my kids loved about the wildlife refuge after dark. The trails are great... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Subject: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Location: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States, North America Title: Wonderful attraction for adults and children, visitor center, exhibits & film, then explore the Everglades. ID#: 449273500 I enjoy taking visitors to see nature up close. Enter Lee Road from Route 441, between Atlantic Avenue and Route 441 between Atlantic Avenue and Boynton... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice relaxing area with plenty to see and do. Great walking trails, fishing spots and boat launches. Watch out for alligators who will steal the fish you catch right off your lines. Nice exhibits in the museum and a virtual airboat ride which had a video to teach you about the refuge area and it's importance to the environment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park is beautiful. The cypress wetlands boardwalk is beautiful and a short walk that my parents in their late 70s enjoyed very much. Our teenage son enjoyed it too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great opportunity to experience some of what the Everglades is all about. Fishing is available, however I'd strongly suggest hooking up with Deep Blue Kayak fishing charters for lots of fishing action. Great guys, we had a blast.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in the visitor center briefly since it was almost 4PM and the center closes then. We walked along the Cypress Boardwalk Trail. We saw a lot of trees and a butterfly that blended in with the leaves. After this, we weren't really sure where to go but figured out there were more trails down the street and there... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the place, it's a safe way to gator watching and you can have anything you can look for: hiking, fishing, biking and canoeing. Strongly recommended and don't forget a good camera to spot gators and birds of all kind

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the biggest and the most grandiose of all the area's state parks. It is not for novices if you are afraid of getting lost or you don't have the energy for long walks. Otherwise do this once a month to get detoxed from the air and noise pollution of the city.

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