Seney National Wildlife Refuge

National Wildlife Refuge

east of Manistique approximately 20 miles.
Turn north on M-77 for approximately 15 miles.
7,000 acres of open water, 21 open pools for nesting ducks and
geese.  Area attracts more
than 200 species of bird including pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles,
and sandhill cranes.  Animals
inhabiting the refuge include beaver, deer, bear, otter, coyote, fox,
mink, muskrat, bobcat, and wolves. 

Seven-mile marshland wildlife drive, and 1.4-mile nature trail. 

Visitor Center

The visitor center is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily, between May 15 and October 15.

Hunting & Fishing

Limited hunting and fishing is allowed during certain seasons.

Current regulations and maps are available at the Visitor Center
or Refuge office.

Berry Picking

The refuge is open to the picking of blueberries, raspberries, morel mushrooms, and other wild foods.


Boats are not allowed on Refuge pools.  However,
canoeing is allowed on the Driggs, Manistique and Creighton Rivers. 

Both the Driggs and Creighton rivers are difficult to maneuver,
thought.  Use is limited to
daylight hours with no overnight camping permitted.


skiing and snowshoeing are permitted throughout the Refuge.
The Northern Hardwoods cross-county ski area offers nine miles of groomed trails to skiers.  To get to the ski area turn west off M-77, 1/3 mile south of the blinking light in  Germfask.  The trailhead and small parking area is located at the end of the road.