Rules and Regulations


For a full list of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge rules and regulations, please contact the Refuge office. 


  • The Refuge is open to public use during daylight hours only.
  • Pack it in. Pack it out. Help keep the area clean; dispose of trash properly.
  • Collecting raspberries, blackberries, or mushrooms for personal consumption is allowed. Collecting any other plants, animals, antlers, or artifacts is not allowed.
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times except when under the immediate control of a waterfowl hunter. No other domestic pets are allowed.
  • Only hand powered boats or electric motors are allowed.
  • Wisconsin fishing regulations for inland waters apply. No spearing, netting, archery, night lighting or turtle harvesting allowed.
  • Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge encourages deer hunters to use lead free ammunition. Wildlife protection is a core value that is shared by hunters and the Fish and Wildlife Service and it is within our control to eliminate potential hazards to wildlife on our National Wildlife Refuges. Hunters can help keep eagles and other wildlife healthy by ensuring no lead is left behind after the hunt. To learn more about lead free ammunition visit

General Hunting Regulations and Hunt Zones Map

Public Use Map and Regulations brochure