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.