Rules and Regulations

Hunters on the prairie

The following highlighted rules and regulations are enforced at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge: 

  1. The Refuge is open for public use during daylight hours only
  2. Fires and camping are not permitted
  3. The destruction and/or collection of plants, animals, minerals, and artifacts is prohibited on the Refuge 
  4. Dogs are allowed in the Visitor Center parking area and along the entry road only, and must be on a leash
  5. Remain in your vehicle while in the bison and elk enclosure.


View a complete list of public use regulations.