Facility Rules and Policies

Rules and regulations must be followed at the refuge. Please familiarize yourself with our rules before your visit! 

  • Hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding and bicycling are allowed on designated routes.
  • Hunting is permitted in accordance with state and refuge regulations. A refuge hunt permit is required.
  • Persons possessing, transporting or carrying firearms on national wildlife refuges must comply with all provisions of state and local law. Firearms are not allowed in any Federal buildings.
  • Dogs must be on a leash, not left unattended, and are restricted to designated pedestrian routes except when used for hunting in accordance with refuge regulation.
  • Camping
  • Open fires
  • Cutting firewood
  • Littering
  • Off-road vehicles including snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles
  • Flying drones
  • Feeding wildlife
  • Abandoning wild or domestic animals on the refuge
  • Collecting plants, animals or other natural, historical or archeological items
  • Overnight parking in parking lots except in designated lots
  • Permanent structures such as tree stands, stairways or rope swings