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Rules and Regulations

Area closed sign - Zachary Cava/USFWS.


  • The section of the refuge north of Route 2 is presently closed to public access. Check refuge Web site or call the refuge complex headquarters to see if proposed trails are open to public use.  
  • Public use of designated trails within the southern unit of the refuge for nature study, hiking, and photography is permitted from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.  
  • There are no picnic areas or campsites.  
  • No Pets: Service Animals are allowed.  
  • Motorized vehicles and bicycles are restricted to the parking area and its access road only.  
  • Horses are not permitted in the refuge. Camping, fires, and swimming and fishing in refuge lakes and ponds is prohibited.  
  • River fishing is permitted.  
  • The disturbance, destruction, or removal of wildlife, vegetation and facilities are prohibited.  
  • The area was once used for military training. The possibility exists that unexploded ordnance could be present. Do not touch any unusual metallic objects you may discover, but report them to the refuge manager immediately.  
  • Army vehicles still occasionally transit the refuge maintenance road from Route 2 to Still River Depot Road. Please be cautious in their presence. 
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2014
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