Operation of Drones

It is illegal for a drone to take off or land on National Wildlife Refuge lands.

A drone needs to stay at least 300 ft (91 m) above ground level over sea stacks, rocks, and islands that make up the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

Drone flights must be abandoned immediately and drones returned to its launch site if wildlife disturbance is noted.

Near national wildlife refuges, it is preferred that drones are operated between September 1 and March 15, to prevent harassment of wildlife. The spring and summer months are when seabirds are nesting.

It is the responsibility of the drone operator to determine if an Oregon State Park allows drone operation, by calling 800-551-6949.

Report a violation by calling the Oregon State Police at *677.

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