Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Around the Refuge

Seeking Public Comment on Fishing Plan

Umbagog NWR is seeking public review and comment on its proposed fishing opening, including the Draft Fishing Plan, Compatibility Determination and Environmental Assessment. We have cancelled the Open House meeting. These documents will now be available for an extended 45-day comment period from March 16th, 2020 until April 29th, 2020. Click the link below to find more information and the documents for review.

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Get Involved

YCC crew posting signs - USFWS.

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

Wildlife & Habitat

Bull moose - USFWS.

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.

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Things to Do

Visitor Activities

Kayakers on the refuge - Tom Meridith/USFWS.

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

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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