Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • Male Deer Drinking Water - entitled "Reflections" by Jeff Novess

    Wildlife Drive: Closed For the Year

    The Wildlife Drive has closed for the year. Usage prohibited for hiking, biking, observation or other activities.

    More Closure Info...

  • Mallard 3

    2020 Waterfowl Hunt

    Information on the 2020 Waterfowl Season is now available.

    See Hunting Page...

  • Deer in fields on refuge by  Leblanc

    Hunting Date Trail Closures

    Check out trail closure dates for the 2020 Hunting Season. Green Point and Germania Trails remain open as non-hunting areas.

    View Trail Closure Info Sheet...

  • River by Lisa Williams / USFWS

    Settlement Reached with Dow Chemical Co.

    Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge will play a key role in providing wildlife habitat restoration.

    Learn More...


Self-Registered Lottery Waterfowl Hunt

Northern Shoveler by Ryan Dziedzic_USFWS

The refuge is now offering a self-registered lottery waterfowl hunt for the 2020 season. Lottery results will be made available the day before. See Hunting page for more details.


Partners Year in Review

Common Gallinule  captured by Al Martinez - Copy

View the Story Map for the Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program Year in Review.

Year in Review

Volunteer Opportunities at the Refuge

Picture of Wood duck eggs by Lionel D. Grant /USFWS

Lend your talents, enthusiasm and some of your time! Find out how to volunteer!

Get Involved
Michigan Junior Duck Stamp

Michigan 2021 Junior Duck Stamp Program & Contest

Amanda Chen MI BOS 2020

The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program blends science curriculum and art to create a pattern in youth that leans toward conservation thinking. The Michigan JDS contest portion is free to enter. Each year thousands of students participate in their state’s program nationwide.

Contest Info and Previous Winners

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS