Rules and Regulations

Bald Eagle

 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.    Be safe and have fun!

 Rules and Regulations 

To protect habitat and keep Camas National Wildlife Refuge a safe place for wildlife and people, please follow these simple rules:

Drive only on designated roads, not in refuge farm fields.

Camping, open fires, and fireworks are prohibited.


Hunting is permitted only in designated areas. Please check with Refuge headquarters for current information. All hunters must carry a valid State hunting license plus all required State and Federal stamps, validations, and permits. Idaho Fish and Game Information  

Ducks, geese, coots, mergansers, snipe, pheasants, and sage grouse may be hunted. Dates, hunting hours, and bag limits for these species correspond to State regulations. Waterfowl hunters may enter the refuge one hour before legal hunting hours. Approved nontoxic shot is required for hunting all species. Temporary blinds of natural vegetation may be constructed, but such blinds are available for general use on a first-come, first-served basis. Construction of permanent blinds is prohibited. All personal property including decoys must be removed from the refuge at the end of each day. All other species are protected and may not be killed.


No horses, all terrain vehicles, motorcycles, or dirt bikes are allowed on the refuge.  

Disturbing or collecting any plant or animal is prohibited.  

Looking for and/or collecting artifacts is not allowed.


Pets are allowed on the refuge, but must be kept on a leash or under close control at all times.


Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuges must comply with all provisions of state and local law. 

Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations.


Take all litter with you.