Rules and Regulations


  • The refuge is open during daylight hours, 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset. 
  • Removing any plants, animals, artifacts or refuge property is prohibited. 
  • Take your litter off the refuge with you.
  • Pets are not permitted on this National Wildlife Refuge. 
  • Fireworks are prohibited on this National Wildlife Refuge. 
  • Do not enter or disturb closed areas or signed nesting areas. 
  • Fires are not allowed unless approved during managed refuge hunts 
  • Motorized vehicles and equipment are prohibited - bicycles are permitted. 
  • Drones are prohibited
  • The refuge is closed during permitted hunts and storm events. 
  • Access is by private boat or commercial charter. 
  • No potable water or telephones are on the island. 
  • The 2 restrooms are located just up the hill from the boathouse and by the cabin. 
  • Bring water, insect repellents and sunscreen when visiting the refuge.