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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 35 things to do in Boynton Beach Features Animals
10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
+1 561-734-8303
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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... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Boynton Beach, Florida
Great place for kids

This is a wonderful local place to take kids. The nature center has great exhibits including an... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Boynton Beach, 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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10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
+1 561-734-8303
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Thank bill698
Reviewed 26 July 2016 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...More

Thank mathgramma
Reviewed 21 July 2016

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.

Thank Sally K
Reviewed 16 July 2016

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.

Thank Maar
Reviewed 15 July 2016

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....More

2  Thank AnchorAweigh
Reviewed 30 June 2016

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...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 26 June 2016

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...More

Thank E B
Reviewed 26 June 2016

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

Thank beverleepatt
Reviewed 16 June 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...More

Thank TheRealHeissenberg
Reviewed 5 June 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...More

Thank Colleen J
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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
31 March 2016|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several. Just watch out for hikers.
arnold d
9 January 2016|
Response from Elinor W | Property representative |
Yes, you can call Loxahatchee Canoeing at 561-733-0192.

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