Facility Rules and Policies

Refuge Rules and Regulations

For all emergencies on the refuge, please call 911. 

To report refuge violations call the administrative office at 256-848-6833 or the USFWS “Turn-in poachers” line at 1-844-NWR-TIPS (697-8477) or email NWR_TIPS@FWS.GOV 

Refuge property is marked on the outside boundary with yellow paint hash marks and blue goose boundary signs.

  • The Refuge is open daylight hours only, with the exception of permitted hunting seasons.
  • There is no camping, nor are campfires permitted on the refuge.
  • Refuge signs define refuge boundaries. 
  • Pets are always welcome as long as they are on a leash. 
  • Bicycling is permitted on established roads but not on hiking trails.
  • Firearms are permitted on the refuge in accordance with state and local law.
  • Collecting plants or artifacts is prohibited on the refuge, including rocks.
  • Disturbing or feeding wildlife is not allowed.
  • ATV’s and UTV’s are prohibited.
  • Use of artificial lights, including vehicle lights, to observe wildlife is not allowed.
  • Alcohol is prohibited on all areas of Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge.
  • There are no public restrooms, so plan ahead!