Rules and Regulations


All local, State, and Federal regulations apply on the refuge. Specific refuge regulations are addressed in Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations. For a complete list of rules and regulations, click here

In addition, you are reminded of the following:

  • Do not feed or harass wildlife. 
  • Camping except with a permit, swimming in refuge waters, or entering any area posted with "Area Closed" signs is prohibited. 
  • Boats with outboard motors are limited to 10 hp. No airboats or paddleboards allowed.  

    Children under 13 must wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD).  A PFD must be on board for every passenger. 

  • All pets must be properly confined, leashed (10-foot maximum), and under owner control at all times. No pets are allowed in boats, buildings, or boardwalks, except service dogs accompanying their owner. 
  • Entry only during posted hours. Closing times strictly enforced. Allow time to return to your vehicle and leave the area before posted closing time.