Rules and Regulations

Grassland management - Ken Sturm/USFWS.


  • The refuge is a day use facility only and does not allow overnight camping.
  • Pets must be leashed and under the control of the owner while on the refuge.
  • The refuge is closed from dusk until dawn unless otherwise permitted by refuge manager.
  • The refuge closes areas in the lake to boat access to protect nesting birds and sensitive wildlife habitat.  To view a map of areas closed to boating click here. 
  • Most public use is permitted on designated public use trails and along the Missisquoi and Dead Creek Rivers by boat.  Please observe closed areas to protect wildlife. Click here for a map of open and closed areas.