This 46,000 acre refuge is open 7 days a week with a few exceptions for wildlife management, so they suggest calling ahead or checking the website. There is excellent wildlife viewing at the Brigantine Division of the park where there are also accessible facilities, the start of several walking trails, and an 8 mile auto tour. Dogs are allowed for no additional fee. Dogs must be kept on a short lead, be under their owner’s control at all times, leashed, and cleaned up after. Dogs are not allowed at the Holgate’s dune area.