Rules and Regulations

Area closed sign - Zachary Cava/USFWS.


  • Public use of designated trails within the refuge for nature study, hiking, and photography is permitted from sunrise to sunset. 
  • There are no picnic areas or campsites. 
  • No Pets: Service Animals are allowed. 
  • Motorized vehicles and bicycles are restricted to the parking area and its access road only. 
  • Horses are not permitted in the refuge. Camping, fires, and swimming and fishing in refuge lakes and ponds is prohibited. 
  • River fishing is permitted. 
  • The disturbance, destruction, or removal of wildlife, vegetation and facilities are prohibited. 
  • The area was once used for military training. The possibility exists that unexploded ordnance could be present. Do not touch any unusual metallic objects you may discover, but report them to the refuge manager immediately. 
  • Army vehicles still occasionally transit the refuge maintenance road from Route 2 to Still River Depot Road. Please be cautious in their presence.
  • Launching, landing, or operating an aircraft to include unmanned aircraft (drone) from or on lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is prohibited, 50 CFR 27.34