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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

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If you like nature; you can drive or hike the area.

We took our sandwiches and drinks.. Drove the auto drive, and ate our lunch half way through. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cynthia W
Freeland, Michigan
Shimmering Shiawasse wildlife

Although there are hiking trails the easiest way to view the wildlife refuge is by simply staying... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Steve H
Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
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6975 Mower Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our sandwiches and drinks.. Drove the auto drive, and ate our lunch half way through. We like to stop and go slow. There is always something to see and if you see nothing, you are driving too fast. See the deer peek over...More

Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Although there are hiking trails the easiest way to view the wildlife refuge is by simply staying in the car and driving slowly through the roadway that has been created in this beautiful park. The views are panoramic and the wildlife truly abundant and the...More

2  Thank Steve H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

There really aren’t words to fully describe how cool it is here Once you get in and away from the road, it’s easy to feel transported back thousands of years to the magic of the Michigan wilderness and wetlands So close to civilization yet truly...More

1  Thank michaeloU917BY
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times. This time was a bit disappointing however that is due to a lot of water. (More than usual) If course this is a wetland area but when the water is really high, there tends to be less sightings of ground...More

Thank brockwaygirl
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

While driving in from town, we had our hopes set on driving the auto tour. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the gate was closed and locked. Why wasn’t there a sign back at the road or at the office complex?

3  Thank sheflew
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to go when you want to chill out! Very soothing in its natural beauty!! You can see they put a lot of voulenteer work in keeping this place amazing!

Thank Amelia R
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We had a very enjoyable drive through the Regue. We saw a variety of birds and deer. Stopping at viewing areas to capture the flight of an eagle.

1  Thank ElaineUpper
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Since it was raining we decided to check this place out. We didn't get out anywhere, but it was a pleasant long drive. Saw herons I'd never seen. It was a nice side trip.

Thank FLPhotochick
Reviewed September 10, 2017

We stopped by Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge on our way to Bay City. It offered more than I expected. There're trails for hiking and driving. We drove on wildlife driving for bird watching around the wetland and we stopped at lookouts on the way. One...More

3  Thank WindyandSun
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We took a boat ride with Wil and saw more of the area than we ever could have by ourselves. He let us decide how long we wanted to be out and when we wanted to go. We saw 7! eagles, and many other birds...More

1  Thank Judi H
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October 20, 2017|
Response from Katie H | Reviewed this property |
No, dogs are not allowed in the park on any of the trails. There is a nice drive that you can do through the park which I did with my dog in the car and was still able to get some great views of the park and wildlife
September 13, 2016|
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Response from MSHallelu | Reviewed this property |
When we went last fall, there was no fee to do the drive through trail. There are also free events through the year. Go to their facebook page for more information. (Tripadvisor won't let me post the link, so Google... More