Laws and Regulations

  • All motorized vehicles must be parked in the parking lot.
  • No bicycles are allowed on the trails or pathways. 
  • Drones are prohibited on the refuge. Launching, landing or disturbing of wildlife by aircraft (drones) is prohibited.  50 CFR 27.34/27.61
  • Stay on marked trails and pathways.
  • Dispose of trash in receptacles located throughout the refuge.   
  • Do not abandon any animals or fish anywhere on the refuge.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times and must be kept on marked trails and pathways. Dog owners must clean up after their pets.   
  • Horseback riding, fishing, camping, swimming, fireworks, open fires, discharging a firearm, and off-road vehicles are prohibited.  
  • Collecting plants, animals, geologic materials or artifacts is against the law.  

Spells out wildlife conservation as the fundamental mission of the Refuge System; requires comprehensive conservation planning to guide management of the Refuge System; directs the involvement of private citizens in land management decisions; and provides that compatible wildlife-dependent...