Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast Sights

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

  • 10216 Lee Rd. Map It
  • Boynton Beach
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

The most robust part of the northern Everglades, this 221-square-mile refuge is one of two huge water-retention areas accounting for much of the "River of Grass" outside the national park near Miami. Start at the visitor center, which has fantastic interactive exhibits and videos like "Night Sounds of the Everglades" and an airboat simulator. From there, you can take a marsh trail to a 20-foot-high observation tower, or stroll a ½-mile boardwalk lined with educational signage through a dense cypress swamp. There are also guided nature walks (including some specifically for bird-watching), and there's great bass fishing (bring your own poles and bait) and a 5½-mile canoe and kayak trail loop (both can be rented from a kiosk by the fishing pier).

Sight Information

Address:

10216 Lee Rd., off U.S. 441 between Rte. 804 and Rte. 806, Boynton Beach, Florida, 33473, USA

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Phone:

561-732–3684

Sight Details:

  • $5 per vehicle; $1 per pedestrian or bicyclist

Published 07/06/2017

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