Facility Rules and Policies


Firearms and other weapons are subject to state law. At all times, persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on the refuge must comply with all provisions of state law. Firearms may only be discharged in accordance with refuge hunting regulations, i.e., only during the lawful pursuit of game during legal seasons.

Prohibited Activities

The refuge is open for day use only, sunrise to sunset; no overnight parking or camping is allowed. Camping is available at Glenwood and Trout Lake.

The use of unmanned aircraft or drones on the refuge is prohibited.

Other prohibitions on the refuge are dogs off-leash; off-road vehicles; and collecting of plants, animals, minerals, antlers and artifacts.


Hunting of some bird species is permitted on the refuge during the regular Washington State hunting seasons in public hunting areas designated on the refuge map. All other species are protected, e.g., elk, deer, upland birds, turkeys, coyotes, cougars, crows, squirrels and rabbits.

No trapping of any kind is allowed on Conboy Lake NWR.

For the current regulations related to hunting on Conboy Lake NWR, please visit www.fws.gov/mcriver/regulations/.