Laws and Regulations

  • Pets are allowed on the refuge; however, they must be either kept on a leash or in the interior cab of the vehicle. Other domesticated animals, such as cattle, are not allowed to enter or roam within the boundaries of the refuge. 

  • Possession of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is prohibited. 

  • Taking of wildlife, plants (including cutting trees or brush), is prohibited. In addition, disturbing, injuring, spearing, poisoning, destroying, or collecting any plant or animal is prohibited. 

  • Marking trails with paint or leaving flagging tape, ribbons, or trail tacks is prohibited. 

  • Dumping household furniture, appliances, trash or brush is prohibited. 

  • Camping and fires are prohibited on the refuge. The nearest campground is located at Okmulgee and Dripping Springs Park, west of Okmulgee along Highway 56. 

  • Target practice and the running of dogs for training purposes is prohibited. 

  • Taking of cultural resources, including arrowheads, is prohibited. 

  • All-terrain vehicles are prohibited, unless you have a Refuge Special Use Permit.