Facility Rules and Policies
Only Lighthouse Island, also known as Huron Island, is open to the public. All other refuge islands are closed. Emergency landings by boats in distress are the only exceptions. Huron National Wildlife Refuge is designated a Federal Wilderness Area.
Rules and Regulations
Access to the refuge trails and lands are open from half hour before sunrise until half hour after sunset unless otherwise posted. Do not enter areas signed as closed.
Huron National Wildlife Refuge is designated a Federal Wilderness Area.
Only Lighthouse Island, also known as Huron Island, is open to the public. All other refuge islands are closed. Emergency landings by boats in distress are the only exceptions.
Training pets and allowing pets off leash
All types of motorized vehicles on all refuge lands
Drones (UAVs) taking off, landing and/or flying on or over refuge lands
Launching, landing or disturbing of wildlife by aircraft (includes drones) on the refuge. This includes for recreational or commercial purposes.
Camping and open fires
Abandoning, discarding or otherwise leaving any personal property. All property brought onto a refuge must be removed at the end of each day. This includes all common items like trail cameras, blinds, geocaching items and photography equipment.
Destructing, defacing, disturbing or unauthorized removal of any natural object, artifact, cultural resource or government property
Introducing, liberating or placing plants or animals, or their parts, taken elsewhere onto refuge lands or waters
Disposing of animal carcasses, trash, refuse, rocks, wood or other debris
Cutting, mowing, sawing, digging, collecting, injuring or removing vegetation
Commercial enterprise without a special use permit
Use or possession of any illegal drug or drug paraphernalia is prohibited
Hunting, fishing or trapping on refuge property