Facility Rules and Policies

Protecting the Refuge

For the protection of wildlife, habitat and other visitors, please observe the following regulations:

  • The refuge is open from 5:00am to 10:00pm.
  • Vehicles must stay on designated roads.
  • Plants, animals, artifacts and other natural materials are protected and may not be disturbed.
  • Pets must be leashed or contained in a vehicle.
  • Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuge System lands must comply with all provisions of State and local laws. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific refuge regulations in 50 CFR Part 32).
  • All litter must be packed out or disposed of in receptacles in Lake Ilo Park
Prohibited Activities
  • Hunting
  • Horseback riding
  • Camping
  • Fires
  • Recreational Water Sports