There are a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more on our Wildlife & Habitat page.Wildlife & Habitat
About the Complex
Aroostook is a sister refuge to Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge.
Aroostook is managed as part of the Moosehorn Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Around the Refuge
There are visitor activities year-round at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, canoeing and kayaking, environmental education and photography. Visit our Visitor Activities page to learn more.Visitor Activities
Volunteers are important to the work we do at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer opportunities include leading tours and providing educational activities for school groups, staffing the nature store, conducting wildlife surveys and removing invasive species. Learn more on our Get Involved page.Get Involved
Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge is open year-round from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset, seven days a week. Parts of the refuge are designated as a wildlife sanctuary and are closed to the public. Check out our Plan Your Visit page to learn more.Plan Your Visit
While moose appear gangly and awkward, they are truly a magnificent animal adapted to deep snow conditions and bitter cold. Maine is home to the highest moose population in the lower 48 states and an icon of the Maine woods.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2013