General Refuge Regulations
§ Public entry is permitted from sunrise to sunset year-round by walk-in only on various tracts where parking is permitted. See list on website for tracts open to public use.
§ Camping and open fires are prohibited.
§ Fishing is permitted only with pole and line, rod and reel or hand held line. No bow fishing in Refuge waters, including Champion Lake and Pickett’s Bayou. The use of trotlines, setlines, bows and arrows, gigs, spears, fish traps, crawfish/crab nets or any other traps or nets are prohibited. Removing of frogs or turtles is prohibited.
§ Entry (by boat, kayak, canoe, or walking) is prohibited within 200 yards of an established bird rookery from March 1 through June 30 on any Refuge tract.
§ Hunting requires a Refuge permit obtained through a lottery or first come first serve application method. Please check Refuge website for details.
§ Boat motors are limited to 10 horsepower or less in Champion Lake and 40 hp or less in Pickett’s Bayou.
§ Registered vehicles are allowed only on the Refuge’s public roads. No all terrain vehicles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, etc. allowed on Refuge roads.
§ Disturbing or collecting any plant or animal is prohibited except under permitted hunting and fishing. Feeding of alligators and other wildlife is prohibited.
§ Dogs or other pets must be leashed at all times.
§ Swimming, waterskiing, personal watercraft (Jet Skis), or airboat use is prohibited on waterways controlled by the Refuge, including Champion Lake and Pickett’s Bayou.
Call if you have questions regarding other Refuge uses
If you have any questions,
you may contact the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge at 936-336-9786,
fax: 936-336-9847, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Refuge Headquarters are located at 1351 North
Main, Liberty, TX. For written
correspondence, please use the following address: