Facility Rules and Policies

  • Drive only on designated roads, not in refuge farm fields.
  • Camping, open fires, and fireworks are prohibited.
  • Seasonal hunting opportunities are offered and require appropriate State and Federal permits. Please check with Bear Lake NWR  for details. Approved nontoxic shot is required for waterfowl and upland bird hunting. (208-847-1757)
  • No horses, all terrain vehicles, motorcycles, or dirt bikes are allowed on the refuge.
  • Disturbing or collecting any plant or animal is prohibited.
  • Looking for and/or collecting artifacts is not allowed.
  • Pets are allowed on the refuge, but must be kept on a leash or under control of the owner at all times.
  • Individuals may possess, carry and transport concealed, loaded and operable firearms on the refuge in accordance with all provisions of state and local law. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific regulations in 50 CFR Part 32). Target shooting and sighting-in weapons is not permitted.
  • Take all litter with you.