RecreationMap of the refuge
Wildlife Observation and Photography
The refuge provides excellent opportunities to view wildlife. Visitors may drive the public roads that encircle the refuge, or use the roads and trails at the north end of the refuge. The Salt Meadow Unit Wildlife Observation Route is open to vehicle and foot travel year-round, although it may be impassable in the winter.
Two accessible wildlife photography blinds are available for visitor use March 15 - September 20.
Hiking is permitted on all roads open to vehicle travel. General hiking is permitted July 1 - January 20 in areas of the refuge marked on the map as seasonally open. Horseback riding is allowed only on roads and trails shown on the brochure map.
The accessible walking trail is open March 15 - September 20.
Please respect the property rights of others. Permission should be obtained from adjacent landowners before crossing private land to enter open portions of the refuge.
Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Those who choose to enjoy the refuge in this manner are welcome. Use areas and dates are the same as those for hiking.
Vehicles and Parking
Use of any motorized vehicles and bicycles is permitted only on the roads and trails shown on the map in this brochure. You may park at any road’s edge in a manner that does not obstruct traffic or in designated parking areas. Refuge roads may be snowed in December to mid-March.
Boating is permitted only in those areas shown as open to boating on the map in this brochure. Motorized and non-motorized boats may be used September 20 - January 15.
The Canoe Trail is open July 1 - September 20.