Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • Current Refuge Closures

    In keeping with guidance from the CDC, we postponed reopening the visitor center for the season.

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    Monarchs Getting Ready to Migrate

    As fall approaches the migratory generation of monarchs will emerge.

    Report Your Sightings

  • Common loon with chicks on its back by Dan Irizarry

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    This three-minute introduction to the refuge contains footage from the Seney Natural History Association film, "The Wonder of Nature.”

    Introduction to Seney National Wildlife Refuge

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

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  • Youth in the Outdoors - Stream Safari

    Seney Natural History Association

    The Seney Natural History Association is the non-profit group that helps the refuge put on special events, hire interns, and much more!

    Seney Natural History Association


Current Refuge Closures

In compliance with state and federal guidance the visitor center's opening (including the Marshland Bookstore) will be suspended until further notice. In addition, all in person public events for 2020 have been cancelled. However, outdoor spaces remain accessible in accordance with the latest health guidance. The Marshland Wildlife Drive and Fishing Loop opened on May 15. More than 10 miles of foot paths are open for hiking. Many miles of backcountry roads are open for hiking or bicycling. Access to outdoor areas may close if conditions change.

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Cast Your Vote!


Each year the Seney National Wildlife Refuge hosts a peoples' choice photo contest. Check out the photos submitted this year and cast your vote for your favorite.

Cast Your Vote for the Photo Contest

Tour Seney Refuge App

Tour Seney Refuge App

If you would like a guided tour but don't have time to take one of our tours consider downloading our Tour Seney App. Discover new facts about the refuge's wildlife, management practices, history and more. This app needs to use your location as you hike/drive/bike to direct you to sites within the refuge. Once downloaded it can function with our without cell phone service. We hope you enjoy!

Download the Tour Seney Refuge App

Agents of Discovery App

Agents of Discovery App Icon

Love learning about nature? Love doing things outdoors? Love playing games on your smart phone? We’ve got just the thing for you! Agents of Discovery is an app you play outdoors on your smart phone. Be one of our secret agents and learn all about adaptations on the refuge or take the fishing challenge!

Download the Agents of Discovery App
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 Complex

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

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS