To the immediate south of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge lies the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. As we've noted, Loxahatchee is a biproduct of the construction of three huge water containment impoundments in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Loxahatchee is one of the impoundments; the other two comprise the wildlife management area. Francis S. Taylor is so large it extends southward all the way to U.S. 41 and Everglades National Park in Miami-Dade County. Although neighbors, Loxahatchee and the WMA are seperated completely by a levee; you can walk and bike between Loxahatchee and the WMA seemlessly, but there is no way to take boat from one into the other. The airboat pictured above operates out of a boat slip in the WMA a few hundred feet south of the refuge. Next Photo.