Ski Trail Updates

Skiing Otter Run Trail

Are you ready to hit the cross-country ski trails? They were groomed yesterday for the first time. Look for them to be groomed on Thursday or Friday. The ski trails are located off of Robinson Road in the town of Germfask, they are free. We just ask that if you would like to ski with your four-legged companion you ski elsewhere on the refuge to preserve the groomed tracks. Snowshoers are welcome, please don't step in the groomed tracks.

Winter Activities

Wanted - Visitor Services Interns

Andrea Martinson - 2015 Intern

Are you interested in an internship at Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Seney has two Visitor Services internships available for the 2018 season (May - August/October). Internships are a wonderful way to learn important skills, get to know people in your desired career field and build your resume. Apply today.

Visitor Services Internships

Youth Conservation Corps Crew Member Positions

YCC Loading Gravel

Are you a young man or woman age 15 to 18? Do you have a love for the outdoors? Are you a hard worker willing to work outdoors in a variety of conditions doing manual labor? Are you interested in exploring a career in conservation and wildlife management? Then the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is for you! YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the Nation’s environment and heritage. YCC offers gainful summer employment to youth in a healthful outdoor atmosphere. Apply by April 15th.

Youth Conservation Corps

Recent Sightings and Guides

Ruffed Grouse

Are you wondering what you will see while visiting the Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Check our Recent Sightings and Guides page to see sightings recorded by staff and visitors using eBird or iNaturalist. Electronic field guides specific to the refuge can also be found here.

Recent Sightings and Guides
Whitefish Point Unit

Whitefish Point Unit

Snowy Owl eating Grebe by Sara D'Angelo

The Whitefish Point Unit (53 acres) of Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located about 11 miles north of Paradise, Michigan. The unit is a stop-over for birds migrating to and from Canada.

Whitefish Point Unit

About the Complex

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

Read more about the complex
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