Franklin Island

Franklin Island - USFWS.

The 12-acre Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuge, located six miles from the town of Friendship in Muscongus Bay, supports nesting gulls, eiders, Leach’s storm-petrels, and ospreys. The island is partially covered by red spruce with abundant raspberry thickets, grasses, and forbs.

Franklin Island is closed to public access during the seabird nesting season: April 1 to July 31. Refuge staff census the nesting seabirds every five years.