Facility Rules and Policies

Please observe the following regulations to protect natural resources and to help ensure that your visit will be safe and enjoyable. 

  • Vehicles are permitted only on designated roads, parking areas, and on the ice for ice fishing. Vehicle access to the ice is limited to ice accessible from a right-of-way or designated road.
  • Motorized vehicles must be licensed in accordance with State laws and regulations.
  • Motorized boats are allowed for wildlife-dependent activities. Boats that must be launched from a trailer are limited to those waters that are accessible from a right-of-way or designated road.
  • Collection of mature wild fruits, berries, above-ground portion of asparagus, and mushrooms for personal daily non-commercial use is allowed.
  • Commercial activities are not allowed unless authorized by a Special Use Permit issued by the manager.
Prohibited Activities:
  • Overnight camping 
  • Fires
  • Littering, including leaving spent shotgun shells or the remains of hunted animals
  • Removing or disturbing property, including artifacts
  • Removing natural objects or destroying plants, excluding the gathering of dead plant materials for on-site blind construction 
  • Riding or using horses for any purpose

Special Use Permits

Commercial Activities

Includes: workshops & wildlife viewing tours. Please note: photography and filming that takes place on areas closed to the public requires a permit. Application Form

For Commercial Winter Wildlife Viewing Permits, please submit a completed special use permit application, a digital copy of your liability insurance, and a guide and vehicle list no later than 5:00pm Friday, October 1, 2021 to Fred_Oslund@fws.gov.

Research and Monitoring

Includes: biological work & geological monitoring. Application Form

General Activities

All other permits. Application Form

For questions or to submit completed application form, please email Fred Oslund, Fred_Oslund@fws.gov.

A minimum of ten business d ays is required to request a permit.