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Carlton Pond
Waterfowl Production Area

A quiet pond surrounded by peat bog, farm fields and upland forest.
P.O. Box 1735
9 Water Street
Rockland, ME   04841
E-mail: Michael_Langlois@fws.gov
Phone Number: 207-594-0600, ext. 3
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Refuge lands are made available to local teachers and students for the purpose of conducting environmental education activities. The refuge serves as an outdoor laboratory for students and professors at Unity College.

The Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows and the Friends of Unity Wetlands help refuge employees protect and manage Carlton Pond.

Boating and fishing are allowed on 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. Nox-toxic shot is required for all seasons other than those for big game, and no baiting is allowed during any hunting season.

No facilities specifically dedicated to interpretation activities exist.

Wildlife Observation
The best opportunity to view refuge wildlife and wildlands is by canoeing on the waters of Carlton Pond, or by hiking in the limited upland areas that surround the pond.

Refuge lands are open from sunrise to sunset daily. The Sunkhaze Meadows refuge headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Call (207) 594-0600, extension 3 to obtain information about Carlton Pond WPA.

Entrance Fees
No entrance or user fees are charged at Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area.

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