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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
+1 561-734-8303
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Stress Relief

A great place that is nearby, tranquil, informative and relaxing. Bring your camera. Just wait... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Boynton Beach, Florida
Come see nature and the alligators

Nice park, peaceful and serene and you will get an eyeful of gators in their natural habitat. I... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Ronald B
Lake Worth, Florida
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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 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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“airboat ride” (25 reviews)
“visitor center” (31 reviews)
“cypress swamp” (21 reviews)
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10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
+1 561-734-8303
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

A great place that is nearby, tranquil, informative and relaxing. Bring your camera. Just wait until the mosquitoes have gone. Fall and winter is best.

Thank johnaO5527XL
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice park, peaceful and serene and you will get an eyeful of gators in their natural habitat. I must say do not feed them. It is against the law and if you do, you can get a heavy fine.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

When you go, we aware you are on mother natures turf and take your garbage home, especially fishing lines and hooks!!! It is such a peaceful place, one can hike and explore for miles. The canoe and kayak rentals are reasonably priced and fun for...More

Thank Evelyn E
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely walk the boardwalk, bring a camera, drive to the dock, take a boat or bike out, well-marked trails. Trails too open for a hot, sunny day outing. Talk with the knowledgeable Rangers and volunteers at the Center off Lee Road. Nature lovers will find...More

1  Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had a good time showing visitors Florida nature.We even saw alligators.Put insect repellent on.The nature center was very educational.

Thank Deborah V
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fascinating refuge! Definitely worth a stop in the welcome center before exploring. . Educational for adults and children. Cool interactive displays and a very nice, clean theater. Professional and knowledgable staff directed us with maps and informative anecdotes and all manner of useful information. I've...More

Thank CynRice
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fun day on the water but there are many many gators in the waters. On a kayak I felt like a gator treat on a plate. We went by many of them and they didn't even move but not likely to do that again. Beautiful...More

1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Great natural preserve!. Take a boat on the waterway. Lots of wildlife to see. Nature is wonderful. Awesome.

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place is awesome. We live nearby therefore we go there often and take all of our visitors there. This place offers many nature-type attractions suitable for different ages and levels of difficulty. The kids love it. We have seen alligators with babies, various birds...More

Thank lidiabol
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We unfortunately got a late start, arriving just minutes before their closing but what we did see means we'll be going back! Great semi-interactive airboat video and nightime encounter of Glades. Sadly, we could extend our visit by taking in the extensive boardwalk through the...More

Thank HCrowder
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27 August 2017|
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Response from elda m | Reviewed this property |
I don't know normally the cost is $5
1 December 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
Stephanie B
1 April 2016|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several. Just watch out for hikers.