Wildlife Drive Open for the 2020 Season

Trail Closure 2014

The Wildlife Drive is now open. 

We have opened the drive May 1st this year instead of June 1st because the bald eagle’s nest adjacent to the Wildlife Drive was not used this year. 

To adhere to the Governor’s Executive Order, we ask all visitors on the Wildlife Drive and trails to stay at least 6 feet away from other visitors and staff

Note: If these provisions are not met, we may have to close the Wildlife Drive or trails to protect public and staff safety 

Help Keep The Wildlife Drive Open By Adhering To The Following Guidelines:

  • Use pull-over areas when stopping to observe wildlife. Otherwise keep driving. 
  • Watch for potential construction traffic.
  • Maintain at least 6 foot social distancing on trails and at observation decks. 
  • Do not exceed posted speed limit of 15 miles per hour.

Report these and all other suspected violations to: 1-800-292-7800 

Note:  All public bathrooms are closed for public and employee safety.  Please check our Facebook or website for updates before you visit!

*The usage of bikes are prohibited on the Wildlife Drive.  


To continue the progress of this much needed work the Wildlife Drive may be closed temporarily or altered in route in the upcoming weeks of the season.


For more details see the News Release (PDF - 639KB).  

To find information on our hiking trails visit: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Shiawassee/visit/plan_your_visit.html