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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 6975 Mower Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
Phone Number: 9897775930
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Nature at it's best!

A slow drive through the Refuge will allow you to spot deer grazing, birds fishing, wildflowers blooming and many more things to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
toomanyrestaurants
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Saginaw, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A slow drive through the Refuge will allow you to spot deer grazing, birds fishing, wildflowers blooming and many more things to see.

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Thank toomanyrestaurants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nature in all it's glory. Your can choose to take the auto tour at the main site and/or you can walk the trails there. (Always check to see if the auto drive is open). If your are limited in your walking skills or have wheels of your own the auto tour is perfect for you. At Green Point or Woodland... More 

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Thank Catherine F
Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We planned to stop at this refuge on our way to Sleeping Bear Dunes. We stopped in on a Saturday and found the drive and visitors centers both closed.

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Thank Christie B
Cherry Valley, Illinois
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We wanted to do the wildlife drive but it was closed due to all the recent rain so we did a walk and, man, was it buggy. The walking path was paved and then after a while it was just mown grass. We did not even make it all the way to a viewing area. Should have brought bug spray.... More 

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Thank brownjlaa
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is a very peaceful and expansive natural area - teeming with wildlife, flora and fauna - and it is fun to stop along the way and see how many different animals or plants you can spot up close or in the distance. Sights and opportunities differ with the season and the time of day, so it's a place you... More 

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Thank MSHallelu
Saginaw, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We go there often. We love the wildlife drive that is open in the summer. So quiet and peaceful. Always something new to see there!

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Thank Sherry G
United States
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Do not fish here....there are no fish....this is where I fish. I don't like crowds. Lol. Great spot in the middle of city to walk deer watch and nature trails (but no fish).

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Thank Distancecyclist
Essexville
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We enjoy driving through the refuge. Each time we go we get a different experience. We have seen sandhill cranes, blue herons, egrets, muskrats, deer (with three fawns!) raccoons, wood ducks, kingfishers, hawks and so much more. We tend to visit late in the afternoon and always see a lot of birds and animals. Lots of wildflowers and beautiful scenery... More 

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3 Thank SharonEssexville
Saginaw, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I am an ardent wildflower enthusiast. The Shiawassee is just loaded with native and non native wildflowers; even more beautiful in this natural setting. Today marks my fifth visit this summer, as I can't seem to get enough of this place. Here is a snapshot of what I viewed...deer, otter, egrets, fowl, herons, finches galore (feasting on the exploding thistle... More 

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3 Thank trudybean
Saginaw, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I grew up going here and can't wait for my daughter to become old enough to hike the trails with me! The trails are very clear to see, and the amount of wildlife I see every time I go amazes me

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