Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

The top five things you need to know for your visit are:

  1. Refuge trails and boating on Lake Drummond are open daily, sunrise to sunset.
  2. Vehicle access on the refuge is through the Lake Drummond Wildlife Drive with required permit and fee. Enter at 3120 Desert Road, Suffolk, VA.  A self-service permit and fee envelope is available at the Permit Station, 1/2 mile east of the gate on Railroad Ditch road. Daily fee per vehicle is $5.00, cash or check. Other payment options are posted in kiosk and on fee envelope.  From April 1 through September 30 the gate opens at 7:00 am and closes at 6 pm.  From October 1 through March 31 the gate opens at 7:30 am and closes at 4:00 pm.  All vehicles most exhibit by one hour after gate closings ( pull up to gate and wait for it to rise for you to exit).
  3. Pets must be leashed at all times.
  4. Never attempt to handle or feed wildlife.
  5. Collecting of animals or plants is prohibited.