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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

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6975 Mower Road
Saginaw, MI 48601
United States
Regions: Mid-Michigan
(989) 777-5930
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Lionel D. Grant
Visitor Services Manager
Located in Saginaw, MI, Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is known as a “hidden gem” within the region.   At 10,000 acres the refuge is home to many forms of wildlife across various habitats.  The refuge is a beautiful place for wildlife photography.  The refuge is designated as a United States Important Bird Area for its global significance to migratory waterfowl with over 280 birds species sighted.  The refuge offer recreational opportunities to serve the public.

Visitor Opportunities:

  • Hiking, Running or Biking  – 11 miles of foot trails

  • Wildlife Observation and Photography

  • Birding

  • Hunting – Reserved White-tailed Deer, Small Game, Reserved Waterfowl & Spring Turkey

  • Fishing

  • Special Events –Check Website Calendar of Events

Explore the Wildlife Drive:

  • Wildlife Drive Auto Tour- 6.5 miles of driving tour (bus capable)

  • Wildlife Drive opens daily at Sunrise, June 1st– Sept. 30th.

  • Closes daily 1 hour before Sunset. Check our website for full schedule.

And remember, it’s always a great day, here at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.

Contact Info:

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is located in Saginaw County, Michigan. The refuge’s headquarters is located about 5 miles south of Saginaw off of highway M-13 on the corners of Curtis and Mower Roads.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday and closed all federal holidays
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