Fees, Passes and Special Use Permits
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is a federal fee area and entrance passes are required for all refuge users. Passes can be purchased at the visitor center or online at recreation.gov. The visitor center is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily. Refuge passes are available as follows:
One day pass - $2.00 for a vehicle and watercraft, may also be purchased from self-service kiosks located at the visitor center and Devils Kitchen Lake Campground. Little Grassy campground and Crab Orchard campgrounds also sell day passes when they are open during the summer months.
Seven day pass - $5.00 for a vehicle and watercraft.
Annual pass - $15.00 for a vehicle, $10.00 for a watercraft.