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Rules and Regulations

Hooded_Merganser_Brood The following regulations are necessary for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat, and for the safety of visitors. Observance of these rules will help make the refuge a better place for visitors and the wildlife they come to enjoy. The refuge reserves the right to close all or part of the refuge to hunting and/or public access at any time. Specific regulations will be posted. The refuge is also subject to Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.

 

Visiting Hours 

The refuge is open daily during daylight hours. The office is open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Fridays. The office is closed during federal holidays.   Special refuge regulations also apply, as listed in the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge “Visitors Guide" which is also available at the refuge office. 

  

Access and Parking  

 

  • Motorized vehicles are permitted on developed roads and parking areas only. Driving off-road or on roads closed by signs or barriers is prohibited. Parking in front of gates, on bridges, or on water control structures is also prohibited. 

 

 

Hunting   

 

  • Hunting is permitted on portions of the refuge. The hunting program is managed in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Special refuge regulations also apply, as listed in the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge “Hunting Map” which is also available at the refuge office. 

  

 

Firearms 

 

  • Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuge System lands must comply with all provisions of State and local law. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific refuge regulations in 50 CFR Par 32). Discharge of a firearm for any reason other than the legal taking of game animals is prohibited.   

 

 

Fishing 

 

  • Fishing is permitted on the refuge. The fishing program is managed in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Special refuge regulations, listed in the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge “Fishing Map”, also apply. An fishing pier is located on Long Lake Creek.   

 

Boating 

 

  • The use of boats and canoes is allowed on Long Lake Creek ONLY from May 1 to September 30. Boats are restricted to 25 hp maximum.   

 

  

Hiking  

 

  • All of the refuge is open to hiking, unless otherwise posted as Closed to Public Entry.  

 

 

Bicycling 

 

  • Bicycling is restricted to established roads. Bicycles are prohibited on all other areas of the refuge.  

 

 

Horseback Riding 

 

  • Horseback riding is restricted to established roads. Horseback riding is prohibited on all other areas of the refuge.  

 

 

Camping 

 

  • Camping is not permitted. Refuge is open during daylight hours only. 

 

 

Fires 

 

  • No fires of any type are permitted within the refuge.  

 

 

Littering 

 

  • “Pack it in Pack it out!” Littering is prohibited on the refuge. Please remove all trash from the refuge.  

 

 

Picnicking 

 

  • No picnic facilities exist at Long Lake National Wild Life Refuge. Tables are located at the main fishing area and the office. A shelter is located at the Butte Observation Area on the north side of Unit 1.   

 

 

Pets 

 

  • Dogs and other pets must be leashed and under the owner's control at all times. 

 

 

 


 

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2013
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