Sept. 23-25, 2016 is Open House Weekend at the refuge. There will be activities for all as we open the entire refuge.
Explore the Refuge
Temporary Trail Closures
Check out trail closure dates for the 2015 Hunting Season. Green Point and Germania Trails remain open as non-hunting areas.
Wildlife Drive and Other Trail Temporarily Closures
Leftover Permits at Vendors Sept. 8th
The application period had closed. Leftover permits will become available Sept. 8th. See Leftover Permit Information to learn more.
Leftover Permit Information
Vote: 2016 Cell Phone Photo Contest
You are invited to participate in Shiawassee NWRs Cell Phone Photography Contest. Show us your cell phone photography skills!
2016 Cell Phone Photography Contest
Wild Goose Chase 2016
This 5K run/walk event features the best of both worlds with both road and natural trails that venture through the Refuge.
Learn More/Print Entry Form...
Michigan Junior Duck Stamp
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
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
Sept. 24th Green Point ELC (in Saginaw) is hosting lots of fun games, treasure hunts, and more! Learn More!
The Wildlife Drive will be closed Sept. 24th from Sunrise until Noon.See This and Other Closures...
Lend your talents, enthusiasm and some of your time! Find out how to volunteer!Get Involved
The Partners for Fish & Wildlife program is a strong example of working with private landowners to enhance fish and wildlife habitat on their property. Community-based stewardship is found at the heart of this program. The program demonstrates voluntary advocacy for fish and wildlife conservation. To find more information visit our Partners Page. Partner's Page
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is a critical migration stopover site for waterfowl.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016