National Wildlife Refuge
9 Water Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 207-594-0600, ext. 3
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Refuge staff and the Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows work with local teachers and students to help them use the refuge for educational purposes. The refuge is part of a National Science Foundation-sponsored education consortium which conducts annual training seminars for teachers at the University of Maine. Refuge lands are used as an outdoor laboratory for teachers and students who participate in this program.
Boating and fishing are allowed on all refuge waters. Fishing regulations follow those issued by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
The refuge is open to all hunting seasons established by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, with the exception that coyote hunting is limited to the period October 1 to March 31. Nox-toxic shot is required for all seasons other than those for big game, and no baiting is allowed during any hunting season.
Interpretive kiosks and trail-side exhibits are located in the vicinity of the Johnson Brook Trail on the County Road and the Ash Landing Trail on the Stud Mill Road.
The best opportunity to view refuge wildlife and wildlands is by canoeing Sunkhaze Stream between Ash Landing. Wildlife may also be observed by traversing the boundary of the refuge, which borders the County and Stud Mill Roads in Milford. Hikers may access the interior of the refuge on the Johnson Brook, Ash Landing, and Buzzy Brook Trails. An observation platform is located on the edge of the Sunkhaze Meadows bog, not far from the end of Carter Meadow Road.
The refuge headquarters in Rockland, Maine is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Phone number is (207) 594-0600, extension 3. Refuge lands in Milford, Benton, and Unity are open from Sunrise to Sunset daily.
No entrance or user fees are charged for admission to any lands managed by Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
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