Visitor Center and Other Closures

  • Maine Coastal Island’s visitor center in Rockland and office in Milbridge are closed until further notice.
  • All refuge programming and events have been postponed until further notice.
  • The refuge trails are open.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Public Health and the US Public Health Service are closely monitoring the situation related to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). In accordance with CDC guidance and other federal, state, and local health authorities, facilities managers in national wildlife refuges continue to do everything they can to maintain high standards related to the health and wellness of staff and visitors.


 Seabird islands are closed to the public during the nesting season, April 1 - August 31, to minimize disturbance to the birds. Commercial tour boats along the coast provide views of nesting seabirds at several Refuge and non-refuge islands.