Law Enforcement

Because of the potential impact to the plants and animals, the Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge has not been opened to the public.

ALL federal, state, and local laws and regulations are applicable on Refuge System lands and waters. Some of the laws specific to the National Wildlife Refuge System, as well as specific Refuges can be found in the Title 50 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

The Code of Federal Regulations can be accessed here:

To report wildlife emergencies, violations or injured wildlife call 888-404-FWCC (3922).

Please report all suspicious activity or violations on the Refuge to refuge law enforcement

by calling (772) 581-5557 or 1 (844) NWR-TIPS (697-8477) NWR_TIPS@FWS.GOV


In case of an emergency call 911.