Rules and Regulations

Premitted Activities

  • Driving, biking and walking on the wildlife drive in accordance with state law.
  • Hiking on designated trails.
  • Hunting in accordance with refuge specific and state regulations.
  • Nature photography, wildlife observation, and nature study.
  • Dogs on a leash no more than 10ft in length. All dog waste must be collected and disposed of properly.
Adult Bald Eagle.  Photo by Jerry amEnde.
Adult Bald Eagle. Photo by Jerry amEnde.

Prohibitied Activities

  • Feeding, capturing or releasing animals.
  • Collecting, removing, disturbing, injuring, or destroying plants, animals, or objects of antiquity or any other natural object alive or dead.
  • The use of mechanical or electronic devices to lure or attract wildlife.
  • Unmanned aircraft systems (Drones).
  • Unleashed pets and other domestic animals including horses.
  • Fishing or crabbing from refuge roads, trails, or lands.
  • Fires, fireworks, camping, overnight stays.
  • Off road vehicles, blocking traffic on roads and at gates.
  • Swimming; water skiing; kayaking and canoeing in impoundments.
  • Geochaching or digging, burying or disturbing the ground.
  • The use or possession of unauthorized weapons. Target shooting. Firearms are prohibited in all federal buildings.
  • Entering or remaining on the refuge while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances or consuming alcoholic beverages.
  • Soliciting, advertising, or conducting a commercial enterprise.
  • Recreational Trapping.
  • Littering.