Rules and Regulations


There are a lot 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 at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun!

Help us protect the refuge:

  • To protect this rare and beautiful refuge, we cannot allow fires, camping, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, ATV use, swimming, or boating. 
  • All pets must be on leashes. 
  • All groups are welcomed. Please make advance arrangements for special programs. 
  • You’ll find picnic tables outside the visitor center, however no fires are allowed.
  • Please take only memories and photographs. Do not gather or disturb any plants, flowers, insects,wildlife, or artifacts. 
  • All state and local traffic laws apply while on the refuge, and speed limits are posted along the entrance roads and tour route.
  • The use of unmanned aerial systems (drones) is prohibited.