The first impression you get of the Broward County entrance to Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is absolutely how vast and open it is. Vegetation is sparse exception for long patches of grass and the tree islands in the impoundment. This contrast with the Boynton Beach headquarters entrance where you're hit with green of the cypress swamp the moment you enter. Look north, look west and all you see, for miles on end, is the refuge. We shot this photo from the southeast cornor of the refuge; a levee extends north, where the fisherman is on the right hand side of the photo, and a second extends due west. One can hike or bike to his or her heart's content. Next Photo.