Facility Rules and Policies

There are lots 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. Generally, the grounds are open daily, one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. Have fun!


Keep all pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet.

Prohibited Activities

Fires, swimming, sun-bathing, camping, kite-flying, and off-trail use (except for authorized hunting, fishing, and trapping activities) are prohibited. Please note that smoking is not recommended while on the trails or in other natural areas of the refuge.

Respect Natural and Cultural Resources

Leave only footprints while on the refuge; take out everything you bring in. Take only pictures on the refuge: don’t collect natural or cultural objects, damage them, or remove them from their place in the environment. Please do not remove or alter the vegetation in any way.

Hunting Safety

During all hunting seasons, it is recommended that trail users wear fluorescent orange. During the firearm seasons, wearing orange is mandatory.

Your Help is Needed

Please notify the staff in the refuge headquarters if you notice something that is unsafe or poses another problem on the refuge.