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    • Fall Morning Tours

      Wildlife Wednesday

      Would you like to get more out of your trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge?  Some wildlife can be difficult to see, but trained staff and volunteers know where to look or listen.  Join us fall mornings Fridays September 4th and 18th and October 2nd and 16th at 10:00 am to experience a guided tour of the refuge.  The tour will take approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours.  We will be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing information on the animals we see, the history of the refuge and current management practices.

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    • Additional Pools Open to Fishing


      Looking to catch that big fish? Why not try a pool normally closed to fishing? On Monday, September 7th, 2015 (Labor Day) additional pools will open for fishing! If you love to fish don't miss out on the chance to fish E, C, D and portions of B Pool that are only open to fishing from Labor Day through September 30th annually. Fishing is allowed during daylight hours only.

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    • Youth in the Outdoors

      Youth in the Outdoors Biking

      Youth in the Outdoors will be held Saturday, September 26th, so save the date! There will be several different activities to choose from which include mini sessions, long sessions, and half day sessions. If you have kids, grandkids, friends with kids, or are a kid, and you want to participate send an email to to be added to our mailing list and registration materials will be sent to you in August. Pre-registration and a $5 registration fee are required. 

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    • Last Day the Fishing Loop is Open


      September 30th is the last day the Fishing Loop is open. Starting October 1st the Fishing Loop will be closed to all traffic, including foot and bike traffic. This is to provide a place for migrating birds to rest undisturbed. Birds that live on the refuge throughout the summer months are often times accustomed to people and cars. Birds that stop at the refuge during migration are easily disturbed. These birds need their energy to complete their long flight. This is the reason for the closure of the Fishing Loop at an earlier date than the Marshland Wildlife Drive.  

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    • Fishing Closes on Refuge Pools


      Fishing on the refuge pools closes September 30th. Fishing is permitted on all stretches of the following rivers and streams during regular state seasons: Walsh Creek and Ditch, Creighton, Driggs and Manistique Rivers. The refuge is open from dawn until dusk.

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    • Fall Color Float

      Canoeing on the Manistique River

      Take a beautiful float down the Manistique River and see the fall colors.  Join refuge staff for a 4-5 hour canoe/kayak trip October 3rd, 2015. Early October is a beautiful time to visit the refuge as the leaves will be changing color. Pack a lunch, dress for the weather (could be warm or cool), and remember to pre-register so we know that you're coming. Bring your own boat or rent one from one of the local outfitters.  This year the Fall Color Float will depart from the Big Cedar Campground in Germfask, MI at 11 am.  Please be ready to depart at that time.

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    • National Wildlife Refuge Week

      Sandhill Cranes at the Refuge Entrance Sign

      Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 11th to 17th. Visit your National Wildlife Refuge and see what it has to offer. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Marshland Wildlife Drive is open from dawn to dusk.

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    • Last Day the Marshland Wildlife Drive and Visitor Center are Open

      Seney Sunset with Ducks

      October 20th is the last Day the Marshland Wildlife Drive and Visitor Center are open.  Beginning on October 21st the Visitor Center and Marshland Wildlife Drive will be closed for the winter.  Just because the Visitor Center and Marshland Wildlife Drive are closed, it doesn't mean you can't visit the refuge.  There are a number of fun activities you can participate in over the winter at the refuge.

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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015
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