Things to Do
There are activities for the whole family year-round at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge including hunting, fishing, boating, camping, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.Visitor Activities
About the NWRS
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.
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Around the Refuge
Volunteers and interns are an important resource for Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge. Exciting opportunities including plant and wildlife surveys, leading tours, trail maintenance, and assisting in habitat modification are all available. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more about how you can help out. Get Involved
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. A total of 229 bird species have been observed on the refuge, and 137 species are known to breed there.Learn more
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.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014