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Public Use Area
Dogs are welcome on a leash!

The public use area is located in the northeastern side of the refuge: units 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18. Please note that there is a small area in the public use area that is closed to the public (small orange box in upper right corner of map).

You are allowed to wander into the woods even if there are no trails!

Go explore and share your pictures with us! We will post them on our Facebook page or mention Big Oaks Conservation Society in your Facebook post and we will repost your pictures.

Big Oaks Map Public Use

Things to do in the public use area

  • Wildlife Observation

  • Wildlife Photography

  • Hiking

  • Fishing

  • Kayaking/Canoeing

  • Picnics

*Hunting is not allowed during public use days!

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