Facility Rules and Policies

There are a lot of fun, interesting, and educational things you can do on the refuge. Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and doesn't help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are probably refuge rules governing this activity. Please check with the refuge management before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself. There are plenty of activities at Deep Fork National Refuge for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun!

Prohibited Activites
  • Littering
  • Use of alcoholic beverages and illegal substances
  • Camping and fires are prohibited on the refuge. The nearest campground is located at Okmulgee/Dripping Springs State Park, west of Okmulgee along Highway 56. 
  • Target practice
  • Taking of wildlife or plants (including cutting trees or brush)
  • Searching for or removing any object of antiquity
  • Blocking cattle guards, gates, or roadways with vehicles
  • Marking trails with paint or leaving flagging tape, ribbons, or trail tacks
  • Dumping household furniture, trash, or appliances
Keep in Mind
  • All vehicles must remain on existing county roads or in designated parking areas. 
  • All-terrain vehicles are prohibited, except by individuals possessing a refuge special use permit. 
  • Boats used for any recreational activity (hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing) must be removed from the refuge daily. Boats must comply with all state regulations. 
  • Be courteous to other visitors.