Little River National Wildlife Refuge

Facility Rules and Policies

Rules and regulations are in place to protect wildlife species and their habitats, and ensures safe and compatible opportunities for the visiting public. Little River National Wildlife Refuge is here for the benefit of wildlife so please comply with all rules and regulations that apply at the refuge. 

  • Camping and fires are prohibited. 

  • Off-highway vehicles (ATV’s/ORUV’s/UTV’s) and street-legal utility vehicles are prohibited. 

  • Marking any tree, trail or other refuge feature with paint, flagging tape, ribbon, trail tacks or similar substance is not allowed. 

  • Artificial light (spotlighting) may not be used to find wildlife. 

  • Littering, dumping garbage or waste is prohibited. 

  • Baiting or hunting over bait, salt, or any attractant is prohibited 

  • All hunters using shotguns for hunting on the refuge must use and possess ammunition containing approved non-toxic shot only. 

  • Taking of wildlife or plants (including cutting trees or brush) is prohibited. 

  • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting is prohibited. 

  • Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuges must comply with all provisions of state and local laws. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations.  

  • Searching for or removing any object of antiquity including arrowheads, pottery, or other artifacts is prohibited. 

  • Blocking gates, boat ramps, or roadways with vehicles is prohibited. 

  • Boats used for any recreational activity must be removed from the refuge daily. 

  • Hunters should be familiar with the refuge's hunting regulations.