Group use of the refuge for education, research, or other activities is regulated to minimize conflict with other visitors and avoid pressure on sensitive habitats. Permit applications must be mailed to the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters Office at least three weeks in advance. Visit the FWS Permits Site to obtain permit applications. A $20 fee may apply.
- Commercial Activities
Guiding hunters, anglers, or other outdoor users. Commercial filming audio, video, and photographic products of monetary value. Any activity that requires a fee for registration or participation.
- Research and Monitoring
Research and monitoring activities by students, universities, or other nonFWS organizations
- General Special Use
Miscellaneous events, education activities, self guided groups of 10 or more, other activities not mentioned above.