Rules and Regulations

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There are lots of fun, interesting, and educational things you can do on the refuge.  Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and doesn’t help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are probably refuge rules governing this activity.  Please check with the refuge management before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself.  There are plenty of activities on Arrowwood refuge for you to enjoy.  Be safe and have fun!  

There are special regulations in effect to protect wildlife and habitats and ensure public safety on the refuge. Vehicles are restricted to established roads open to public use. The roads open for public travel are the auto tour route and the entrance road to the Warbler Woodland Watchable Wildlife Area.  

Snowmobiles and ATVs are prohibited on the Refuge.   

Open fires and camping are not permitted on the Refuge. 

Non-motorized boating and canoeing are permitted during the fishing season, but other water activities (swimming, sailing, skiing, tubing, etc.) are prohibited. 

Pets must be under the owner’s control at all times.  Pets can create disturbance to nesting birds and if out of control can harass or disturb other wildlife.  

Searching for and collecting arrowheads and other artifacts is a violation of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act and is prohibited. 

Do not litter – pack your trash home.  The refuge does not provide trash receptacles, you are responsible for disposing your own trash.  

Do not block Refuge access points with vehicles.  Do not park in front of gates.