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Rules and Regulations

For visitor safety, remain in your vehicle when in the big game unit except where observation decks are provided.  Do not approach bison or elk.

The refuge is open daily from 8am to sunset.  The entrance gates close automatically at sunset.  Visitors access the refuge via State Highway 57. Roads throughout the refuge are paved and visitors must maintain the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour due to the presence of big game. 

  • Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only. 
  • No overnight parking is allowed on the refuge.
  • Hiking is allowed on designated hiking trails. 
  • Dog on-leash are allowed on designated hiking trails.
  • Wildlife observation and photography are encouraged. 
  • Please stay out of closed areas to minimize disturbance to plants and animals. 
  • The refuge is closed to bicycling, off-road vehicles, swimming, fishing, and hunting. 
  • Collecting of plants, animals, minerals, antlers and artifacts is prohibiited.

Last Updated: Apr 03, 2014
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