Visitors to Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge can experience the Florida Everglades just miles from the busy noise and traffic of city life. National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings.
A visit to a hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, hunting, fishing, wildlife photography, birding, or watching wildlife, a visit to Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a great way to explore nature.is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and discover a new place. Whether you enjoy
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Location and Contact Information
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1951 and is located in Palm Beach County, Florida.
The refuge protects 145,188 acres, or 226 square miles, of Everglades ecosystems including a mosaic of wet prairies, sawgrass ridges, sloughs, tree islands, cattail communities, and a 400-acre cypress swamp. These lands and waters provide habitat for more than 250 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 40 species of butterflies, and 20 types of mammals.
What We Do
Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters managed within the Refuge System, from the purposes for which ais established to the recreational activities offered to the resource management tools used. Using conservation best practices, the Refuge System manages Service lands and waters to help ensure the survival of native wildlife species.
More than 250 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 40 species of butterflies, and 20 types of mammals are found on the refuge. Visitors frequently see alligators, bobcats, white-tailed deer, and a variety of bird-life including sandhill cranes, pileated woodpeckers, herons, egrets, wood storks and the federally endangered snail kite.
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