Facility Rules and Policies

Big Lake NWR's Public Use Regulations brochure has all the information you need to enjoy the refuge's recreational activities safely.

Visitors may enter the refuge no earlier than 4:00 am and must leave by one hour after sunset, except those hunting or fishing at night with the appropriate equipment and required license.

Big Lake NWR and Ditch 28 are closed to all waterfowl and migratory bird hunting.