There are wildlife viewing opportunities year-round at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Come hike the trails and see what wildlife you can spot!Learn more about our wildlife
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Learn more about Timber Point in Biddeford, Maine.March 2014 Update
The refuge is recruiting 5 Youth Conservation Corps members between 15 and 18 years old. Application deadline is April 15, 2014.More details
Snowy owls have been spotted in many places, including the refuge. Bundle up, bring your binoculars, and try to find one yourself. Remember, please don't disturb them.Owl sightings at ebird.org
Take some time to enjoy one of the refuge trails and connect with nature. Download our trail maps
Rachel Carson was a world-renowned marine biologist, author and environmentalist who served as an aquatic biologist and editor-in-chief for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She has been credited with launching the contemporary environmental movement and awakening the concern of Americans for the environment.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Carson Trail © Jim Higgins, Monarch © Deb Piana, Snowy Egret © Steve Norris
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014