Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge


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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Address:321 Port Rd
Wells, ME 04090

Phone:207-646-9226
Fax:207-646-6554
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/rachelcarson
Established: 1966.
Location:Southern coast of Maine.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, trail (é).
Activities:Hunting, hiking, boating, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge comprises ten separate units stretching along 50 miles of coastline between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Portland, Maine. Refuge habitat lies within the transition zone of the northern boreal forest and eastern deciduous forest; many plant and animal species found here are at their northern or southern range limit.
Habitats: 9,125 acres (when acquisition is complete) of freshwater wetlands, uplands and tidal habitats.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk.
Wild life: Piping plover, least terns, peregrine falcons, bald eagles, raccoon, mink, gray fox, short-tailed weasel, woodchucks, and snowshoe hares.

See other parks in Maine.