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Features

Umbagog

Increasing access for hunting and fishing

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

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Around the Refuge

Fishing Plan Released

Fishing on Umbagog

Interested in fishing at Umbagog NWR? Review our recently published fishing plan for guidance.

Fishing Information

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.

Learn more about the NWRS