Rules and Regulations


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 on Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge for you to enjoy.  Be safe and have fun! 

Before doing any activity not listed here, ask if it is permitted.
Prohibited Activities and Items
  • Overnight parking
  • Leaving boats on refuge property overnight
  • Dragging, jumping or rolling boats over levees
  • Hunting within 50 yards of a canal, waterway, public refuge road or designated hiking trail
  • Use of air thrust boats, all terrain vehicles (ATV's), or jet skis
  • Use of any non-biodegradable material used as flagging or trail markers
  • Construction of or occupying a permanent blind or stand
  • Use of remote cameras
  • Possession or distribution of bait while in the field and hunting with the aid of bait
  • The use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting
  • Target practice with any weapon
  • Littering, including bait packaging
  • Feeding or harassing wildlife
  • Disturbing or collecting plants, animals, or artifacts
  • Cutting or removing any live vegetation, limbs, etc.
  • Removal of any object or equipment owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • The sale, offer for sale, of any fish, crab, shrimp or other wildlife resource taken from the refuge
  • Pets without a leash
  • Swimming or wading
  • Camping
  • Blocking gates or roadways with vehicles
  • Glass containers/bottles
  • Portable grills, campfires, and cooking fires
  • Horseback riding