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Whitefish Point Unit

Whitefish Point Unit

Snowy Owl eating Grebe by Sara D'Angelo

The Whitefish Point Unit (53 acres) of Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located about 11 miles north of Paradise, Michigan. The unit is a stop-over for birds migrating to and from Canada.

Whitefish Point Unit

About the Complex

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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Seney National Wildlife Refuge also manages Huron, Harbor Island, Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuges and Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area.

Seney is managed as part of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

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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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  • Ski Trail Updates

    Skiing Otter Run Trail

    1/13/15 – Cross-country skiers and snowshoers, recent snowfalls have greatly improved snow conditions on the refuge. Ski trials were groomed and listed in good shape on Monday 1/2/15. We groom the ski trails once per week - usually just before the weekend. We do our best to maintain the ski trails but our maintenance staff has many other duties so we are not able to get out after every snowfall. Remember snowshoers you are welcome to use the ski trails just don’t step in the ski tracks. Dogs are not allowed on the groomed ski trails, but you may take them with you on all other portions of the Refuge as long as they are on a leash. Check back soon for updates. Cost = Free!

    Winter Activities
  • Refuges Managed by Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    Yellow Warbler

    Harbor Island, Huron, Michigan Islands and Seney National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are managed by Seney NWR in Seney, Michigan. Seney NWR is also responsible for the management of the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area in the upper portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

    Learn more about the refuges.
  • Ongoing Studies at Seney NWR

    Common Tern Survey 2014

    Learn more about the ongoing studies at Seney, including; cooperative projects on forest ecology and management, disturbance ecology, colonial waterbird population dynamics, peer-reviewed published papers, etc. Pictured; common tern colony at St. Ignace.

    Seney Research 2014
  • Attention Hunters

    Hunting GroupNovember 13, 2014

    Due to poor road conditions the back-country roads (Robinson, Driggs River, and Pine Creek Roads) are closed for the season. Please contact the office if you have questions or if you have a blind in the woods to make arrangements for retrieval (906) 586-9851.

    2014 Hunting Brochure Seney NWR
Page Photo Credits — Winter Landscape, © Larry McGahey, Cedar Waxwing - Dawn Marsh, SNHA Intern, Yellow-rumped Warbler, © Larry McGahey, Stream Invertebrates Class - Jan Barrett/USFWS, Common Loon with Chicks - Dan Irizarry/2011 Photo Contest, Bird-on-the-wing - Dawn Marsh, SNHA Intern, Snowy Owl Eating a Grebe, Sara D'Angelo/2012 Photo Contest - 2nd Place Wildlife Category, Hunting Camp - USFWS, Yellow Warbler - © Keith Parish, Common Tern Colony, USFWS, Pileated Woodpecker Chicks - Jeremy Maslowski/USFWS, Downy Woodpecker, © Naji Hussenini, Ski Trail, Mark Vaniman/USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015


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