Sunkhaze Meadows NWR provides visitors with access opportunities for wildlife observation and photography. At the Sunkhaze Meadows Unit, there are four walking trails in the upland forest around the pet bog or you can explore the interior of the unit by canoeing Sunkhaze Stream from Ash Landing.
Many wildlife species are attracted to the diverse habitats found on Sunkhaze Meadows NWR. Resident species include beavers, whose lodges and dams are readily encountered during a trip down any of the refuge waterways. Moose can often be seen feeding on the edge of the bog in willow or alder thickets. White-tailed deer, warier than moose, are occasionally observed on the perimeter roads in the early morning. Black bears, coyotes, river otters, and fisher are other common species which are observed less frequently.