Fishing Sites


Designated Fishing Access Sites - Locations are described from south to north.

Chauncey Creek - Kittery 

Carry-in boat access only at the intersection of Cutts Island and Seapoint Roads. Note that tidal changes in this area may cause previously navigable channels to become treacherous or impassable. Park adjacent to the site on Seapoint Road.

Brave Boat Tidal Creek - York 

Fishing permitted on north side of stream bank from Brave Boat Harbor Road to the first trestle downstream, approximately 1000 feet. Park at pull-off northeast of Brave Boat Harbor Road, south of Payne Road, adjacent to creek. No refuge parking available.

Ogunquit River - Ogunquit/Wells 

Anglers may fish on the north bank of the Ogunquit River, east of Route 1. Access is limited to the marked and posted areas at the refuge boundary corner behind the Ogunquit River Plantation Hotel east (downstream), on the Wells side of the river, for approximately 500 feet. No refuge parking available.

Stevens Brook - Wells 

The east side of Stevens Brook is open for fishing from Bourne Avenue to the point where Stevens Brook approaches Ocean Avenue (approximately 1/4 mile). Approach from the public parking lot on Ocean Avenue. 

Webhannet River - Wells 

Fishing permitted along the west bank of the Webhannet River. The area begins at the north side of Mile Road and continues approximately 400 feet north (downstream), ending at the first tidal creek. 

Merriland River/Skinner Mill - Wells 

Anglers may fish from the refuge boundary, east (downstream) for approximately 1000 feet, which includes the oxbow. Access is by an existing trail on the south side of the river across private property. Park on Skinner Mill Road; no refuge parking available.

Mousam River - Kennebunk 

Fishing permitted east of Route 9, on the north side of the river, west to our posted boundary and east to the point opposite Great Hill Road (approximately 3/10 mile). Access will be from the bridle path along the first tidal creek. Fishing is currently allowed on the opposite bank and at the mouth of the Mousam River. Park on Route 9; no refuge parking available. 

Goosefare Brook - Saco 

Anglers may fish on the south side of the Goosefare Brook outlet. There is very little parking in the immediate area; use the public parking lot at the end of Bayview Road. 

Spurwink River - Scarborough 

Fishing permitted along the west bank of the Spurwink River, north of the Route 77 bridge. The area extends approximately 1000 feet, ending at a point near the fork in the river. Limited parking available just off Route 77.