Plan Your Visit


Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge provides numerous recreation opportunities to thousands of visitors every year. People enjoy viewing the diverse wildlife, whether boating, driving or hiking. Regulation of recreation activities allow for public enjoyment of the refuge while still protecting the wildlife and habitats.

The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset.  Many visitors access the refuge via a system of roads, similar to a Wildlife Drive. Roads throughout the refuge are graveled and visitors must maintain the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour. Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only. No overnight parking is allowed on the refuge.

Hiking is allowed in all areas open to the public. Wildlife observation and photography are encouraged. Please do not entry closed areas. Bicycling is allowed only on designated public access routes. It is not allowed on trails or roads closed to public vehicles. 

Fishing is allowed as per state regulations.

Sport hunting is permitted on the Refuge in accordance with all state and federal regulations. Hunters should consult the Oregon state hunting regulations. Special refuge hunting regulations also apply.

Firearms and other weapons are subject to state law. At all times, persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on the Refuge must comply with all provisions of state law. Firearms may only be discharged in accordance with refuge hunting regulations, i.e., only during the lawful pursuit of game during legal seasons.

Other prohibitions on the refuge are dogs off-leash; off-road vehicles; and collecting of plants, animals, minerals, antlers and artifacts.  Take a minute to veview a more complete list of Refuge regulations

For driving directions, please visit our "Directions" page.

For questions about recreation, please contact the refuge office.