Rules and Regulations

Pond with kiosk/W. Radke

There are fun, interesting, and educational things you can do on the refuge.  Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and does not help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are probably refuge rules governing this activity.  Please check with the refuge management before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself.  There are plenty of activities at San Bernardino National Refuge for you to enjoy.  Be safe and have fun!

  • The refuge is open during daylight hours for walk-in visitors. 
  • Observe wildlife from a safe distance.  Young animals should be left alone.
  • The refuge is managed for the benefit of wildlife and habitat.  As such, all plants, wildlife, and cultural features are legally protected.
  • Hunting is allowed in designated areas.  Shotguns are permitted during legal hunting season in the designated hunting area only. 
  • Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuges must comply with all provisions of state and local law.  Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations.
  • Come prepared!