Around the Refuge

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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Seeking Public Comment on Updates to Umbagog Refuge Hunt Plan

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge proposes adding a hunting season for wild turkey to the current hunt plan and modifying previous refuge specific regulations to more closely mirror state hunting regulations. This update also completes the administrative process of opening 16,586 acres acquired since the last hunt plan was published. The Hunt Plan can be accessed below or at the refuge office. Written comments on the Refuge Hunt Plan (as well as the Environmental Assessment, and Compatibility Determination) may be submitted until Monday, April 30, 2018. Comments may be emailed to or mailed to the refuge Attn: Hunt Plan, PO Box 240, Errol, NH 03579. A public presentation will be held April 17th at 6:30pm at Errol, NH Town Hall.

2018 Refuge Hunt Plan

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


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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