Access to Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge is generally limited to research and management activities. The refuge is not served by a public road and access routes are not maintained for passenger vehicles. Given these limitations, Franz Lake does not host educational visits or programming. Educational programs are available at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, which serves as the Complex Office for the Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Education programming is also currently being planned for the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.