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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

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6975 Mower Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
+1 989-777-5930
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The S Flatts

Beautiful place to go when you want to chill out! Very soothing in its natural beauty!! You can... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Amelia R
via mobile
Great drive

We had a very enjoyable drive through the Regue. We saw a variety of birds and deer. Stopping at... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
ElaineUpper
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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6975 Mower Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
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Reviewed 22 January 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
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Reviewed 17 November 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.

Thank ElaineUpper
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Reviewed 11 November 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
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Reviewed 11 September 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

Thank WindyandSun
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Reviewed 30 August 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

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My wife and I traveled here in October and thoroughly enjoyed the refuge and the cooler weather. This NWR is located in central Michigan southwest of the city of Saginaw. There is a daily entrance fee and I would encourage you to purchase a current...More

Thank BluegooseTraveler
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful trip to Shiawassee. Took the 7 mile scenic drive through the park at a crawl and enjoyed views of abundant water fowl. More egrets and herons than I could count. Also spotted many cormorant, a few kingfisher, a variety of ducks, sandhill...More

Thank Katie H
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

There is a road around the entire refuge, which allows you see almost all the sights right from your car. There are also some pulloff places with viewing stands to stop and spend more time on several of the areas.

Thank ottos398
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you like hiking, this is a great place to go to enjoy peace and quiet and nature and just get away from stress. This spot is left the way nature intended it to be, a true refuge for wildlife.

Thank Bettinbetts
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Absolutely beautiful terrain. Miles and miles of woods, wetlands, fields and rivers....oh and tons of animals - I even saw bear prints and scat.

Thank TravelingMartinezes
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jeankussnyder
21 October 2017|
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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
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jcc0pp
14 September 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
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