Rules and Regulations

Osprey in Red Pine

After catching a fish, osprey will fly with the fish's head facing forward and their tail to the back making it more aerodynamic. 


Please obey these special rules:

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

  • Daylight use only.
  • Pets allowed on a leash. 
  • Drones are prohibited.
  • No camping or overnight parking is allowed (see the exception for hunting).
  • Off-road vehicles are prohibited including snow mobiles.
  • Recreational trapping/fur harvesting is not allowed.
  • Fires are not allowed.
  • Boats, canoes or other flotation devices are not permitted on refuge pools.
  • Do not feed the wildlife - for their safety and yours.

Download the Seney National Wildlife Refuge General Brochure.

Whitefish Point Unit of Seney National Wildlife Refuge

  • Daylight use only.
  • Pets allowed on a leash (pets are not allowed in the Federally Endangered Piping Plover Nesting Area).
  • Drones are prohibited.
  • No camping.
  • Fires are not allowed.
  • Off-road vehicles are prohibited including snow mobiles.
  • Recreational trapping/fur harvesting is not allowed.
  • Hunting is not allowed.
  • Rock and drift wood collecting are not allowed.
  • Do not feed the wildlife - for their safety and yours.
  • Fishing is permitted in Lake Superior and is regulated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
  • Hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife observation, photography, mushroom hunting, and fruit picking are permitted.