Facility Rules and Policies

The refuge is open during daylight hours, sunrise to sunset.

Ticks and chiggers are present throughout the year and are especially bad in the summer and early fall. Use a strong insect repellent and dress appropriately.

Venomous snakes such as copperheads and timber rattlesnakes are present across the refuge so be aware when walking trails.

The refuge is closed to everyone except permitted hunters during refuge firearm deer hunts in the fall. The dates the refuge is closed are published annually, and will be updated by July of each year. Please refer to our Hunting & Fishing Regulations brochure for more detailed information.

Portions of the refuge may be closed due to heavy rains, local flooding, and prescribed burning.