DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is a federal fee area and a valid entry permit is required to enter the refuge, travel on roads, or to visit the DeSoto Visitor Center that houses the Steamboat Bertrand Exhibit. Daily fees are collected at the visitor center or self-service fee stations at entrances.
- Daily entrance fees are $3.00 per vehicle.
Other valid entrance permits available at the visitor center include:
- DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge annual pass ($15.00)
- Commercial vehicle daily permits
- Federal Duck Stamp or a Federal Recreational Lands Passes including the America the Beautiful Interagency Passes: Annual, Senior, Access, Military, Every Kid Outdoors or Volunteer.