Rules and Regulations

Winter boardwalk - Matt Poole/USFWS.

  • Hours: The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Pets are not allowed on the refuge (including within motor vehicles).
  • Use of remote-controlled aircraft (e.g., drones, "quadcopters," etc.) and model airplanes is not allowed.
  • Trails and boardwalks are open to foot travel only.
  • Vehicles should be parked only in designated areas.
  • Collecting, disturbing, or destroying plants, animals, or parts thereof, is prohibited unless specifically authorized under a special use permit.
  • Camping and fires (of any type, including charcoal grills and gas stoves) are not permitted anywhere on the refuge.
  • To reduce disturbance to wildlife and for visitor safety, public use is restricted to designated areas.

A complete list of refuge regulations (pdf).