Facility Rules and Policies

We hope you enjoy your day exploring Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge, which covers the northern third of Thacher Island.  Please obey these regulations for Thacher Island NWR to help protect the island's historic features and wildlife.


Pets are not allowed on the refuge.

Prohibited activities

The following activities are prohibited: hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, or use of remote-controlled aircraft (e.g. drones, "quadcopters," model airplanes, etc.).


Fires are prohibited on the refuge.

Natural and cultural resources

No collecting, disturbing, or destroying plants, animals, or historic items and structures.


Absolutely no littering!