Facility Rules and Policies

To protect habitat and keep Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge a safe place for wildlife and people, please follow these simple rules: 

  • Keep wild things wild. All plants and animals are protected and should not be disturbed or collected. 

  • Drive only on designated roads. 

  • Camping is not allowed on the refuge. 

  • Leave only your footprints; take all litter with you. 

  • Cats and dogs pose a real threat to wildlife so please keep all pets on a leash at all times. Better yet, leave your pets at home. 

  • Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the refuge. 

  • The refuge is open from official sunrise to official sunset. 

  • Do not feed wildlife. 

  • Park in designated parking areas only. 

  • Walk only on designated roads and trails.