Rules and Regulations

Pua Akala Cabin

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 for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun!

Prohibited Activities 

  • Hunting
  • Use or possession of any firearms or weapons
  • Use or possession of domestic animals (dogs, cats, horses, etc.)
  • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
  • Operation of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), dirt bikes, mountain bikes, etc. 
  • Removal or damage to any plant or plant material
  • Harassment of forest birds or other wildlife
  • Littering or dumping trash
  • Removal or damage to numbered tags, colored flagging tape, mist nets and other equipment or materials used for biological research
  • Disposal of lighted smoking materials
  • Open fires
  • Overnight parking and camping 
  • Damage to fences, signs, or other structures