Around the Refuge

Know Before You Go

Johnson Brook Trail - USFWS.

Sunkhaze Meadows NWR is wet and has a healthy population of biting insects. You may want to wear boots and bring insect repellent. Visit our Plan Your Visit page to learn more.

Plan Your Visit

Visitor Activities

Kayaker - USFWS.

There are activities year-round at Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge including hunting, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, wildlife observation and photography. Learn more on our visitor activities page.

Visitor Activities

Comprehensive Conservation Planning

The final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for Sunkhaze Meadows is now available. This plan will determine management activities for the next 15 years. To view our CCP, visit our conservation page.

Comprehensive Conservation Planning

About the Complex

Northern Maine National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Northern Maine National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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