Facility Rules and Policies

In order to safeguard both wildlife and refuge visitors, please be aware of the following rules and regulations.

Refuge Rules and Regulations
  • Hours: The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Pets are not allowed on the refuge (including within motor vehicles).
  • Trails and boardwalks are open to foot travel only.
  • Vehicles should be parked only in designated areas.
  • Use of remote-controlled aircraft (e.g., drones, "quadcopters," etc.) and model airplanes is not allowed.
  • Collecting, disturbing, or destroying plants, animals, or parts thereof, is prohibited unless specifically authorized under a special use permit.
  • To reduce disturbance to wildlife and for visitor safety, public use is restricted to designated areas.