A portion of the northern Everglades is preserved on this refuge.
The Marsh trail takes visitors along dikes surrounding impoundments
where water levels are manipulated seasonally to benefit wildlife.
A boardwalk by the visitor center traverses a cypress swamp. For
more adventurous souls, launch a canoe and paddle along a canoe
trail that takes you into the refuge's marshy interior.
Fall through spring offers the best birding at this refuge. A
bird's eye view can be obtained by climbing into the observation
tower on the Marsh Trail. Herons, egrets, ibis, limpkins, anhingas,
purple gallinules, vultures, and red-shouldered hawks are common.
Winter brings seasonal residents such as the northern harrier and
several species of ducks, including blue-winged teal, green-winged
teal, fulvous whistling ducks, and ring-necked ducks.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Take Interstate 95's exit 50 in West Palm Beach, travel 7 miles
west on U.S. Highway 98 (Southern Boulevard). Turn south onto
U.S. Highway 441 and drive 13 miles. The entrance is on the
west side of the road.
Florida Wildlife Sites