• National Trails Day

    National Trails Day

    Join the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in celebrating National Trails Day!

    National Trails Day Hike

  • Free Fishing Day

    Kids Free Fishing Day

    Join Shiawassee NWR and partners on June 8th for the 39th Annual Kids Free Fishing Day at Ojibway Island

    More Info...

  • Family Backyard Field Day

    Free Family Backyard Field Day

    Join refuge staff and partners on June 29th as we host nature crafts, fishing, pond exploration, and MUCH MORE!

    Learn More...

  • Common Gallinule  captured by Al Martinez - Copy

    Open House

    Sept. 27-29, 2018 is Open House Weekend at the refuge. There will be activities for all as we open the entire refuge.

    Explore the Refuge

  • Sunset over Pool 1A by D. Stimac

    Habitat Management Plan Completed

    This plan sets specific goals and objectives for each habitat type and resource of concern on the refuge.

    Visit Conservation Planning page...


Wildlife Drive is Currently Closed

Milkweed Pod Al Martinez

The Wildlife Drive is closed to preserve for the most vital time for migrant waterfowl. We anticipate opening on June 1st.

Wildlife Drive and Hiking Trail Closures

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 2019 Junior Duck Stamp Program & Contest

2018 BOS Alice Ying

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