Rules and Regulations
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge lands are accessible year round. Acceptable outdoor uses include nature photography, wildlife observation, environmental education, interpretation, and hunting by permit. The refuge trails are open dawn to dusk. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash. Refuge hunting is by permit only, and you apply through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The auto tour exit closes at 5:30 p.m., and parking is in designated spots only. Make sure to observe all refuge regulations, posted refuge boundary signs, no hunting zones, and closed areas.