Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is the last northernmost portion of the unique Everglades. With over 221 square miles of Everglades habitat, the Loxahatchee Refuge is home to the American alligator and the critically endangered Everglade snail kite. In any given year, as many as 257 species of birds may use the Refuge’s diverse wetland habitats. 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 (right) onto Lee Road. From Atlantic Ave, proceed north on Hwy 441/SR7 for two miles and turn west (left) onto Lee Road. The Refuge Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 – 4:00. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving. There is a $5.00 entrance fee per vehicle. Annual passes are available for $12.00. Senior passes (for those American citizens over 62) can be purchased and is good for life at refuges and national parks throughout the country. Military passes are also available without charge for those eligible active duty personnel and dependents. Access passes for people who are permanently disabled are available at no charge.