Rules and Regulations

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National Wildlife Refuges are places where wildlife comes first.  Although people are welcome, activities are regulated and monitored to ensure that impacts are minimal to the animals and plants that call the refuge "home."

Please consult the Public Use Regulations Brochure for complete rules and regulations.  

This brochure is available at refuge entrances, at the Visitor Center, and online.  Visitors are permitted on the refuge from 4:00 am until 2 hours after legal sunset.

Below you can find a few of the most commonly asked-about regulations on the refuge.

  • Littering is prohibited.
  • No camping or overnight parking is allowed.
  • Fires are prohibited.
  • Collecting or harvesting any articles of antiquity, plants, animals or parts thereof is prohibited unless specifically authorized.
  • Do not feed the wildlife - for their safety and yours!