Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Rd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Wildlife Refuge: Bike, Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is located seven miles west of the city of Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. In total, the refuge includes 145,800 acres of northern Everglades habitat. The refuge contains one of three water conservation areas (WCA’s) in south Florida and is maintained to provide water storage and flood control, as well as habitat for native fish and wildlife populations. Water is regulated by a series of pumps, canals, water control structures, and levees built by the Army Corps of Engineers. These freshwater storage areas and part of the Everglades National Park are all that remain of the original Everglades. The Visitor Center is located next to the 0.4 mile Cypress Swamp Boardwalk. Nearby are a butterfly garden, walking trails, observation areas, a boat ramp, fishing pier, bike trail and canoe trail. For more info and a schedule of events, also visit the Friends of Loxahatchee NWR website: http://www.loxahatcheefriends.com/