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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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This wildlife refuge is 143,954 acres or if you prefer 221 square miles. Much of it however is not accessible for humans. The park is managed specifically for wildlife. It... read more

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Baltimore, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This wildlife refuge is 143,954 acres or if you prefer 221 square miles. Much of it however is not accessible for humans. The park is managed specifically for wildlife. It provides food, water, cover and space. There are over 70 endangered species, millions of migratory birds and native plants and animals. Open year round and it is free. I suggest... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The River of Grass as it should be seen. Very educational. Birds, gators, just watch where you step! Excellent Visitor Center.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful venue. There is a boardwalk through a section of the Everglades, boat rides, animal life, nature as it is supposed to be seen. Go!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arthur Marshall National Refuge is actually 2 preserves on the edge of the Loxahatchee National preserve. My family and I go to Everglades Day every year around February 11 th.. There are guided tours for large and small groups; which have to be reserved in advance. This is a natural habitat for local species; which include alligators, snakes, turtles and... More 

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Thank Gladys G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun day to walk and see natural FL Everglades before it disappears to housing developments. You can rent a canoe or kayak just know that real alligators live in the waters and they were there first!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Natural setting on a 55 mile canal surrounding Everglades. Lots of gators and wildlife as you fish or kayak. Fishing is pretty good and water is calm

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lots of walking, lots of wildlife and nature center. Lots of pictures. Wading birds, and migrating birds are found everywhere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be a bird-watcher or a nature lover to fully appreciate the 147,392-acre wildlife sanctuary that is the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Located seven miles west of Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida, it was established in 1951 and includes the most northern remnant of the historic Everglades wetland ecosystem. It not only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited LNWR in January so the animal and plant activity was at a low level We spent about 30 min on the boardwalk trail but saw no wildlife or wildflowers. We did see the interesting baton rouge lichen, a exaggerating butterfly, and some Brazilians. We then went over to the Marsh trail and hit the jackpot. We spent about... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this Everglades park with my cousin. Hoped to see birds and alligators. And we did. We even saw a Momma Alligator with babies (were told she had 15, but we only saw 3). Look carefully at my first picture and you might see two babies. I would recommend this to anyone. But wear comfortable walking shoes. You can't... More 

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