Facility Rules and Policies

In order for our refuge to remain a protected place, we ask visitors to please be mindful and respectful to the habitat and wildlife. Respect wildlife and admire from a distance, and do not collect anything from the refuge, including flowers or feathers. In order to protect wildlife, pets are prohibited at the refuge, so please leave pets at home. Running is also disruptive to wildlife, so we also ask visitors to refrain from running on the trails.

Trail rules and considerations
  • Respect wildlife and minimize visitation impact by giving space to wildlife; stay on trails and view wildlife from a distance
  • No collecting of any kind is allowed at the refuge - please do not pick flowers or berries, or harvest mushrooms; no collecting of aquatic specimens or feathers of any kind
  • Running is prohibited because of the disturbance it creates for wildlife and often hurts our restoration efforts
  • Please leave pets at home and not in the car - pets create a disturbance and can carry diseases that are harmful to wildlife. As a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
    A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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    , our priority is providing habitat for wildlife, so please do not bring dogs or any other pets.