Facility Activities

There are visitor activities year-round at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, photography, and hiking. 

Hunters come from as far away as Alabama to hunt American woodcock at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge has been open to deer hunting since 1954. When it expanded its big-game program and opened upland game and waterfowl hunting in 2005, word spread quickly. The refuge has two...

Designated waters of the refuge are open to fishing sunrise to sunset during seasons prescribed by the state of Maine. Brook trout inhabit steams and beaver flowages, while smallmouth bass, yellow perch and chain pickerel may be found in lakes and ponds. Outboard motors (including electric) are...

Over 50 miles of refuge trails and roads provide excellent opportunities for wildlife observation in many different upland and wetland habitats. Moosehorn NWR maintains 37 freshwater impoundments for waterfowl and wading birds. Many of the impoundments offer exceptional wildlife viewing...

Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography. That's not surprising, considering the popularity of the digital camera and the increasing photographic abilities of cell phone.

Nearly 12 million people visit outdoor...