Facility Rules and Policies


Dogs are allowed on the refuge trails, but must be leashed.


Refuge trails are open to hiking and through-backpacking. Refuge visitors must stay on established trails. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing is permitted when there is adequate snow cover. Horseback riding and mountain biking are not allowed.


Collecting, disturbing, or destroying plants, animals, or parts thereof, is prohibited unless specifically authorized under a special use permit. In season, berry picking is allowed, but only in areas along the Wapack Trail.

Prohibited activities

The following activities are prohibited: hunting, fishing, trapping, horseback riding, mountain biking, and camping. Use of remote-controlled aircraft (e.g. drones, "quadcopters," etc.) and model airplanes is not allowed.