Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, located in northern New Hampshire and Maine, welcomes you to its forests, wetlands, lakes, and rivers.
Duck Blind #2 has been relocated. Check it out:

We relocated blind #2 to a different location in the Leonard Pond area. Please refer to the updated map

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Welcome to Umbagog!

Watch this video to learn more about the Refuge and our mission.

Increasing access for hunting and fishing

Refuge manager Paul Casey on what increasing access means for the refuge and visitors.

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The majority of Refuge land surrounds Umbagog Lake and the Magalloway River. The best access to the refuge is by boat. Boats allow you to explore the marshes and waterways of the refuge.

The most popular activities on the refuge are fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, and hiking. Click the link below to learn more about the activities you can enjoy on the Refuge. 

To learn more about reserving duck blinds click here:

Hunting and duck blind information

Location and Contact Information

      Our Organization

      A bright blue sky obstructed by fluffy white clouds reflected off of a stream shot from inside a kayak
      The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.

      Our Species

      The Umbagog area, unique in its habitats, provides home to many different species. Situated at the southern range of the boreal forests and the northern range of the deciduous forests, the Umbagog area is a transition zone providing homes to species of both habitat types. Exploring Umbagog will give you opportunities to view a variety of wildlife, including songbirds, waterfowl, moose, reptiles, and so much more. Please be respectful by viewing wildlife from a distance.

      Common Loons

      Common loons are listed as a threatened species in New Hampshire. You can help avoid disturbing nesting loons by keeping your distance from likely or known nest sites (marshy or boggy shores, river backwaters, small islands). A good rule of thumb is to try to stay at least 400 feet or more away from nest sites, or from any loons that are showing signs of 'distress' or disturbance.

      Bald eagle up close with wing raised

      A large raptor, the bald eagle has a wingspread of about seven feet. Adults have a dark brown body and wings, white head and tail, and a yellow beak. Juveniles are mostly brown with white mottling on the body, tail, and undersides of wings. Adult plumage usually is obtained by the sixth year. In...

      FWS Focus

      Get Involved

      Exciting opportunities exist at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge. Come join the team of people dedicated to conserving this beautiful area.