Laws and Regulations
Special use permits are needed for all access. See the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ePermit system to apply for Special Use Permits.
- Gull, Hat, Shoe and Pismire Islands in Lake Michigan are managed by Seney National Wildlife Refuge
- Scarecrow, Big and Little Charity, Sugar and Crooked Islands in Lake Huron are managed by Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
- Special use permit applications should be sent to the deputy refuge manager at the appropriate site
National Wildlife Refuge System Laws
Refuges are special places where wildlife comes first. All activities allowed on refuges must be evaluated to make sure each activity will not conflict with the reason the refuge was founded. The refuge system has special regulations about what you can do. You can find these regulations in the 50 Code of Federal Regulations - Subchapter C.