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 Monday and Friday mornings at 10:00 am to experience a guided tour of the Refuge. The tour will take between 2 to 2 ½ hours depending on the topic of the tour. 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.
Tourists and locals alike love this tour! Join us Wednesday evenings in June, July and August for an evening guided auto tour of the refuge backcountry. The tour begins at 7 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. We’ll be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing Refuge history and management practices.
Join us Thursday mornings at 8:00 am for a photo tour of the refuge. Meet other amateur photographers to explore the refuge, look for great shots and share photos and skills. You should have a working knowledge of your equipment and come prepared for a variety of weather and bug conditions.
Did you get some great photos while enjoying the refuge? Enter them in the
Seney National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest! In September and October we will display all the entries in the
auditorium and on the Seney National Wildlife Refuge's Facebook page, where
visitors will vote for their favorites. When on display for voting, the entries
depict an incredible array of Refuge experiences. Details can be found in the
Visitor Center or on our website. Photos must be postmarked by August 31st.Cast your vote!
Looking to catch that big fish? Why not try a pool normally closed to fishing? On Monday, September 5th, 2016 (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.
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 9th and 23rd and October 14th 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.
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.
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.
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 1st, 2016. 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 Northland Outfitters in Germfask, MI at 11 am. Please be ready to depart at that time.
Youth in the Outdoors will be held Saturday, October 8th, 2016 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list and registration materials will be sent to you in August. A $5 registration fee are required.
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 8th to 15th. 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.
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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