Lower Coombs Island

Shellfish Harvest Area

Important Habitat

Viewshed Protection

Lower Coombs Island is a 23-acre easement property on an island in the New Meadows River. The forested island is undeveloped except for a residence on the southern end.  The island’s undeveloped character, rocky shoreline, and dense mixed woods are important to views from roads on the mainland and the New Meadows River.

The shore of the island is available for low-impact recreation by boaters, excluding shoreland near the residence. The island provides valuable habitat for a number of birds, especially heron, osprey, and eagle. Visitors are advised to avoid shoreline areas near heron, osprey, and eagle nests between May and July to prevent disturbance to nests. Intertidal areas are productive for clams and marine worms.