Rules and Regulations

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Is Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge open to the public?
The 24-acre Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public. However, public opportunities are limited due to the small size of the refuge and the presence of the federally endangered watercress darter.

What is there to see and do at Watercress Darter Refuge?
Limited wildlife observation and wildlife photography opportunities are available.

Is fishing allowed in the spring and pond located on the refuge?
Fishing is not permitted on the refuge due to the presence of the endangered watercress darter, the absence of most other fish species, and the small size of the refuge.