Loxahatchee National

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – A piece of the Everglades in Parkland, FL

  • Enjoy a spectacular Everglades Boat tour in Parkland with Wild Lyle

  • A public Boat Ramp hidden in Parkland.

  • A place where you can get an everglades airboat tours and rides

The Loxahatchee Road Boat Ramp is located in Parkland FL and is part of the everglades. Here you can take eco tour of the Everglades by joining Wild Lyle on a Loxahatchee Everglades Airboat Tour. He does a great job of telling you the history of the everglades and will tell you all about the animals that live on the river of grass.

If you have your own Airboat, then just use the Loxahatchee Road Boat Ramp as your launch point into the LNWR. It is on the border of Broward County and Palm Beach County. This fresh water body is part of the protected Everglades National. The ramps that are located here PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE MARSH AND PERIMITER CANALS OF THE EVERGLADES WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA WATER CONSERVATION AREA, SOUTH OF LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. IN ADDITION TO THE SMALL CONCRETE RAMP, SEVERAL WIDE UNPAVED AREAS ARE SUITABLE FOR LAUNCHING AIRBOATS. PORTABLE TOILETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ADJACENT LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ENTRY POINT.

Before you decide to launch your kayak, or enjoy one of the best airboat rides everglades, bring your map to the lnwr. Although you have cell phone coverage as soon as you start going far out into the swamp the easier it is to get lost without your map. Your cell phone gps might not work in the Everglades.

Come out to loxahatchee everglades park to enjoy the most spectacular sunrise or sunsets. You will enjoy 143,954 acres or 221 square miles, one of over 564 national wildlife refuges that form a network of United States lands and waters managed specifically for wildlife. Refuges provide habitat — food, water, cover, and space — for millions of migratory birds, over 70 endangered species, and thousands of other species of native plants and animals.

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat and protection for endangered and threatened wildlife such as the American alligator, snail kite, and wood stork. Migratory birds such as neotropical songbirds, secretive marsh birds, shorebirds, and waterfowl winter at the refuge along with year-around resident herons, egrets, and ibis.

Through refuge programs and facilities, people can enjoy a variety of educational and wildlife-oriented recreational opportunities. Contact the refuge office for teaching pavilion reservations and for educational group visits. The refuge is open to the public from 5 am – 10 pm every day of the year.

An entrance fee of $5 per vehicle or $1 per pedestrian is charged daily. That is a small price to pay to enjoy Parkland the way it was before we got here.

Learn about Parkland on this website. The Loxahatchee Everglades is near Heron Bay Golf.