Facility Activities

Huron National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to recreate. We hope you will enjoy the opportunities your public lands have to offer. 

Bird ChecklistHuron National Wildlife Refuge

Checklist of the bird species known to use Huron National Wildlife Refuge.

Swans, Geese and DucksCanada GooseAmerican Black DuckMallardRed-breasted MerganserCommon MerganserLoonsCommon LoonGrebesRed-necked GrebeCormorantsDouble-crested...

The only access to Huron National Wildlife Refuge is by boat. Lake Superior is unpredictable. Check the weather before you leave and be sure to share a float plan with someone you trust, let them know where you are going and when you plan to return.

Dogs are allowed on the 6-foot leash. Please be sure to pack out their waste.

There are two trails on Lighthouse Island. All other islands are closed to the public.

Painting and sketching in nature is possible at nearly all sites open to the public. Sometimes, sites host public displays of artworks created on the refuge.
Whether you wield a smartphone or a zoom lens, you’ll find photo-worthy subjects at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries. Wildlife photography is a priority public use on national wildlife refuges, so you’ll find wildlife drives and blinds and overlooks to help you get the images you’re after.
A few sites allow picnicking at designated areas.
Many refuges champion wildlife viewing as a key recreational activity.