Whitefish Point Unit
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 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
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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Seney National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Seney, Michigan is proposing to open new areas and seasons for Big Game (deer and black bear), Upland Game (snowshoe hare and ruffed grouse), and Migratory Bird (American woodcock and Wilson’s snipe) hunting during the Michigan state seasons beginning in the 2015/2016 season. A Draft Environmental Assessment and a Draft Hunt Plan are available for public comment regarding the proposed hunting activities on the Refuge. The Draft Environmental Assessment provides four alternatives, including the preferred alternative, proposed for hunting on Seney NWR. The Draft Hunt Plan outlines the preferred alternative selected from the Draft Environmental Assessment. Read the plan documents and learn how to provide your comments here.
Public Comment Period Open August 31-September 13
Seney National Wildlife Refuge (Seney NWR) is planning a trail enhancement project at the Whitefish Point Unit of Seney NWR. Read Full Details
Due to a bridge replacement project the Fishing Loop will be closed to vehicle traffic starting early September for the rest of the season. The beginning of the Fishing Loop will still be open to foot and bicycle traffic for people wanting to fish portions of F, E and H pools.
From Labor Day thru September 30 the pools along the Marshland Wildlife Drive will also be open to fishing. Fishing season on the Refuge closes October 1st, until ice fishing season opens in January.
More information about fishing on the Refuge can be found in our fishing brochure which can be picked up at the visitor center or the information kiosks at Refuge entry points.
For further information on fishing or the closure visit or call the Refuge visitor center. 906.586.9851 x 152014 Fishing Brochure
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. Ignas.Seney Research 2014
Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers can be found at the Refuge year round. Although difficult to tell apart, the downy woodpecker is smaller than the hairy and its beak is noticeably shorter.
Page Photo Credits Snowy Trail, © Craig Pierzchalski, 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, Pileated Woodpecker Chicks - Jeremy Maslowski/USFWS, Downy Woodpecker, © Naji Hussenini
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014
Wildlife Wednesday ToursJune 04, 2014 - August 27, 2014
Join us Wednesday evenings June - August for an evening guided auto tour of the refuge from 7pm to 9:30pm.Wildlife Wednesdays
Youth in the OutdoorsSeptember 27, 2014
Join us Sept. 27 for "Youth in the Outdoors". Kids age 7 - 17 may participate and learn more about nature. Scouts may even earn badges.Youth in the Outdoors