Facility Rules and Policies

On national wildlife refuges, WILDLIFE COMES FIRST!  All areas of the refuge are closed to public entry unless explicitly posted as a nature trail, parking lot, or wildlife observation area. Please observe all “Area Closed” signs and do not travel beyond them in a vehicle or by foot. Visitors must comply with all posted rules and regulations. The refuge is open daily, unless otherwise posted, from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset.

Visitors must comply with all posted rules and regulations, in addition to what is listed below.
  • No trespassing in posted closed areas. Do not walk or drive beyond “Closed Area” signs.
  • No entry behind closed gates or fences
  • No night use. The refuge is open from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset.
  • No travel off of designated public use roads or trails
  • No parking outside of designated parking lots
  • No pets off leash when outside of vehicles
  • No dog field trials or dog training
  • No fishing
  • No bicycling
  • No horseback riding
  • No camping
  • No fires or cooking grills
  • No weapons
  • No discharge of firearms
  • No take, disturbance or collection of wildlife or plants
  • No search for or removal of objects of antiquity or other valued objects
  • No prospecting or mining
  • No feeding wildlife
  • No spotlighting
  • No interference with persons engaged in authorized activities
  • No marijuana