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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Yes, it's 5 1/2 miles. Yes, it's hot. Yes, it's 5 1/2 miles. Yes, I completed it. Beautiful white... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hot and Breathless

Although the trail was hot and not a breath of wind, I guess that's what you get at high noon in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“cypress swamp”(26 reviews)
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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...more
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10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33473-4797
+1 561-734-8303
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, it's 5 1/2 miles. Yes, it's hot. Yes, it's 5 1/2 miles. Yes, I completed it. Beautiful white water lilies along the way. No gator sitings. Yes, I got tired near the end. Yes, I'm glad I did it.

Thank allspice68
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the trail was hot and not a breath of wind, I guess that's what you get at high noon in FL. The walk was very interesting but not much wildlife out at the time we visited...bet it's more active at dusk. The Visitors Center...More

Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This a great place to walk the nature trail behind visitor center.It has many picture taking opportunities.This area has excellent fishing opportunities.

Thank Luis V
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Llots of wild life. Bound to see an alligator or two. Maybe more. Nice info center too with lots of displays.

Thank MelissaS3561
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Close to town yet worlds away. The park personnel are very friendly and helpful. The Visitor's Center is one of the better ones we have visited; the habitat movie and "air boat tour" are lots of fun and informative. The park is small but filled...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Love the park. Nice visitor center & nice walking area. Wish there was more offered at park, including more events.

Thank maryellenandloup
Reviewed June 16, 2018

We visited often to fish and see the alligators and the edge of the Everglades. Rented a canoe and did the canoe trail with my daughter. It was a great experience paddling deep into the Everglades with alligators nearby but not interested in us. (It...More

1  Thank PVWest
Reviewed June 4, 2018

My wife and I were able to visit the refuge in April. This NWR is located along the southeastern coast of Florida, the visitors center is located west of the city of Boynton Beach. The refuge was established in 1951 to preserve some of the...More

Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed June 1, 2018

This is a must go for any visitor in the West Boynton Beach area. A fabulous Nature Cente, butterfly garden, a small board walk through the cypress swamp, good docents, and then big walking trails with hundreds of square miles. There are canoe rentals and...More

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Trails and boardwalks for walking, biking, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, licensed hunting and fishing. Butterfly gardens, cypress swamps,, boat ramps, exotic species and fabulous tram tours. The biggest Alligator, George, hovers under the main fishing dock while mommy gators disguise their babies in marshes. Wild & controlled...More

Thank Lynlou2017
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Carol R
February 6, 2018|
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Response from judyoren | Reviewed this property |
You absolutely can and it's great. There are kayaks and canoes for rent or you can bring your own. A naturalumist guide leads a tour throu the Glades on Sat. am. You have to sign up in advance. Call 561-734-8303 for info.
August 27, 2017|
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Response from elda m | Reviewed this property |
I don't know normally the cost is $5
November 30, 2016|
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Response from Elinor W | Property representative |
Yes, certainly! We have a .4 mile cypress swamp boardwalk behind the Visitor Center that your Dad might enjoy. You mostly see cypress trees and ferns and hear the birds there more than see them. We have the Marsh Trail... More