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Rules and Regulations

There are a lot of fun, interesting, and educational things you can do on the refuge. Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and doesn't help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are probably refuge rules governing this activity. Please check with the refuge management before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself. There are plenty of activities at Bill Williams River National Refuge for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun!

  • Camping, fires, and off-road vehicle operation is prohibited. 
  • All vehicles, including other forms of transportation including but not limited to bicycles, horses, mules, and motorcycles are confined to the La Paz County road right-of-way. 
  • The maximum speed is 25 mph. 
  • Travel beyond the road is by foot only. 
  • Dogs are permitted but must be kept under control (such as on a leash) unless legally hunting.
  • All vehicles and drivers must be licensed. 
  • All plants, animals, and minerals are protected. Removal or undue disturbance of any of these (except for those species legally taken by hunting or fishing) is prohibited. No prospecting, metal detectors or rock hounding is allowed. 
  • Please leave only your footprints; take all litter with you. 
  • All applicable Arizona boating regulations at www.azgfd.gov must be followed. 
  • All boaters, including paddlers, must possess mandatory safety equipment.
  • To report a violation, please call the Phoenix Interagency Dispatch at 1-800-637-9152.
Last Updated: May 21, 2013
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