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 Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun!


No dogs are allowed on the refuge except those used while hunting waterfowl. 

Camping and Campfires

The refuge is closed to all camping and burning, including beaches. Nearby campgrounds are located in Skamokawa and Cathlamet, WA and in and near Astoria, OR. Click here for information on Oregon Department of Forestry campgrounds.

Collecting Artifacts

Collecting and removing archeological or historic objects is prohibited, as well as removing any natural material such as plants, rocks, or antlers.