• Upcoming Events

    • Additional Pools Open to Fishing

      Fisherman
      Looking to catch that big fish? Why not try a pool normally closed to fishing? On Monday, September 3rd, 2018 (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. Learn More
    • Fall Morning Tours

      Wildlife Wednesday
      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 Monday, September 3rd Fridays September 14th and 28th and October 5th, 2018 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. Learn More
    • Fall Morning Tours

      Wildlife Wednesday
      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 Monday, September 3rd Fridays September 14th and 28th and October 5th, 2018 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. Learn More
    • Fall Morning Tours

      Wildlife Wednesday
      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 Monday, September 3rd Fridays September 14th and 28th and October 5th, 2018 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. Learn More
    • Fall Morning Tours

      Wildlife Wednesday
      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 Monday, September 3rd Fridays September 14th and 28th and October 5th, 2018 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. Learn More
    • Fall Color Float

      Canoeing on the Manistique River
      Take a beautiful float down the Manistique River and see the fall colors. Join refuge staff for a 4-5 hour canoe/kayak trip September 29th, 2018. Fall is a beautiful time to visit the refuge. Hopefully we will catch the leaves changing color. Pack a lunch, dress for the weather (could be warm or cool), and remember to call or email us ahead of time so we know that you're coming. Bring your own boat or rent one from one of the local outfitters. The Fall Color Float will depart from one of the outfitters in Germfask, MI at 11 am and end at the Mead Creek Campground between 3 and 4. Please be ready to depart at that time. Learn More
    • Fishing Closes on Refuge Pools

      Fisherman
      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. Learn More
    • 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
    • Morning Bus Tours

      American Bittern

      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 from July 2nd to August 24th at 10:00 am to experience a guided tour of the Refuge. The tour will take about 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.

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    • 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
    • Youth in the Outdoors

      Youth in the Outdoors Biking
      Youth in the Outdoors will be held Saturday, October 13th, 2018 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 Sara_Giles@fws.gov to be added to our mailing list and registration materials will be sent to you in September. Learn More
    • Seney National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest

      Deer in cattails

      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!

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    • 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
    • Wildlife Wednesday Bus Tours

      Wildlife Wednesday
      Tourists and locals alike love this tour!  Join us Wednesday evenings in June, July and August for an evening guided auto tour of portions of the refuge's Marshland Wildlife Drive and backcountry roads. 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. 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
    • Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit

      Junior Duck Stamp
      Community members and visitors alike should mark their calendars for this exhibition of original art work by kids from across the country. The first place winners from each state and US territory and finalists from Michigan will be on display in the Visitor Center from August 10 to 25. Learn More