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Rules and Regulations

Sunset at Rice Lake

Most of the Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge lands are accessible year round, although in winters with excessive snow fall the auto tour route may be closed at Mandy Lake.  Please keep the following in mind when visiting the refuge:

  • Refuge hunting and fishing seasons generally follow state seasons and regulations. It is important to note that rules and regulations should be reviewed each year for changes prior to hunting and fishing on refuge property. 
  • Rice Lake Refuge is open only during daylight hours. Restrooms are provided on the refuge, but no drinking water is available. 
  • Camping and open fires are prohibited. 
  • Remember to keep pets on a leash.
  • Swimming, horseback riding, traveling by off-road vehicles or snowmobiles, or the collecting of any plants, animals and artifacts are also prohibited. 
  • Refuge visitors are urged to contact the refuge office for current information on regulations.
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2012
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