• Upcoming Events

    • Ice Fishing Opens

      Ice Fishing
      Ice fishing is permitted on all refuge pools from January 1st to February 28.  Access to pools is limited to foot traffic only. Ice shanties may not be left overnight. Learn More
    • Ice Fishing Closes

      Ice Fishing
      Ice fishing is permitted on all refuge pools from January 1st to February 28. Access to pools is limited to foot traffic only. Ice shanties may not be left overnight.  Learn More
    • Last Day the Fishing Loop is Open

      Ducks
      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.   Learn More
    • 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. Learn More
    • National Wildlife Refuge Week

      Sandhill Cranes at the Refuge Entrance Sign
      Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 14th to 20th. 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. Learn More
    • Refuge Pools Open to Fishing

      Fisherman
      Come catch the action! Summer/fall fishing on C-3, Show Pools, F, G, H, I, and J Pools, as well as the portions of D and E Pools adjacent to the Fishing Loop are open from May 15th through September 30th. All other Pools are closed to summer/fall fishing. Learn More
    • Photo Tours Upon Request

      Photographer Barbara Hysell
      Do you have a small group of photographers (2 to 14) interested in going into the backcountry for a few hours?  We may be able to accommodate you on a Tuesday or Thursday, depending on our schedule.  We may be available from 8:15 am to 5:30 pm and will go out for approximately 3 hours. Contact us at (906) 586-9851 x 15 or seney@fws.gov to check on availability and make arrangements. Learn More
    • Cast Your Vote for the Photo Contest

      Milkweed Pods
      Seney National Wildlife Refuge hosts an annual peoples' choice Photo Contest.  Entries must be postmarked by August 31st each year.  From September 10 to October 20 the public can vote on their favorite photos in person at the Visitor Center or online. Learn More
    • Backcountry Roads and Camping for Hunters Open

      Hunter with Deer
      From November 13 through at least November 30th the Driggs River Road, Pine Creek Road, Robinson Road, and other unnamed backcountry roads will be open for the Firearms Deer Hunting Season.  We will keep the backcountry roads open as snow conditions allow through muzzleloading season December 10th.  Hunters are allowed to camp from November 13 to December 1st with a free camping permit available at the Headquarter's Office. Learn More