Laws and Regulations

Creel limits for freshwater fishing at Cannan Bend are not the same as the State. Check the refuge web page for current limits and special refuge freshwater fishing permit requirements. 

Camping and open fires are prohibited.  

Seasonal waterfowl hunting opportunities are offered. Please check refuge website for details. 

Fishing opportunities are offered at several locations. Please check refuge website for details.  

Pets must be on a leash while on the refuge. 

Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuges must comply with all provisions of state and local law. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations. 


For your safety: 

Alligators are common and should be always observed from a distance. Do not feed alligators or any other wildlife. 

Remember, all wildlife is protected on the refuge. Watch your step and be on the look-out for venomous snakes, including the cottonmouth, rattlesnake, coral snake and copperhead.  

Be especially attentive of small children.