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Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is located seven miles west of the city of Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. The refuge was established in 1951 under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act and is managed through a license agreement between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 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.
Nature of the Area
The refuge is composed of 143,874 acres of Everglades habitat. The refuge is part of a large fresh water storage area connected by a series of canals and levees, which were completed by the Corps of Engineers in 1940s. The underlying aquifer provides water into nearby coastal communities.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 11 Love to visit nature center and walk tra
What is the name of the large colorful grasshopper?
January 19 A Wonderful Experience by Greg B.
Every time we come over to this side of Florida, we love to stop into this one of a kind park and visit. This year we took the golf car tour with our friends who also loved our time in the park. It was a wonderful experience.
November 20 good experience by tiago from brazil
Very nice, I start the trail about 7:40 am stop few times for pictures ,went all the way to parkland I had the opportunity to see many birds species about 12 deers couples aligators, I came back around 11:20 am.I really enjoy it. Hugs from brazil.


Area Campgrounds
Palm Beach Traveler Park
100 Sharon Boulevard
Lantana, FL
866-927-7287
Breezy Hill RV Resort
800 NE 48th Street
Pompano Beach, FL

Directions
The refuge is located about 10 miles west of Boynton Beach, Florida. It is accessible from Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike by going west on either Boynton Beach Blvd or Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach, until you reach Highway 441/State Road 7. From Boynton Beach Blvd., proceed south on Hwy 441/SR7 for two miles and turn west onto Lee Road.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Florida
Florida
Southeast Region
Southeast Region
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge