Rules and Regulations

Assabet River - Zachary Cava/USFWS.

When visiting the refuge you are entering wildlife’s home. So, keep in mind:

  • No Pets: Service Animals Allowed
  • Leave No Trace: take out your trash with you (take in, take out)
  • No picking or disturbing wildlife or vegetation
  • Trails close at sunset
  • ATVs/horses are not allowed

More specifically:

  • Bikes are only allowed on roads/ways (see trail map)
  • Canoes, kayaks, and motorized boats are not allowed on Puffer Pond
  • Launching, landing, or operating an aircraft to include unmanned aircraft (drone) from or on lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is prohibited, 50 CFR 27.34