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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, Saginaw

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The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is a 9,427 acre National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw County managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It is located in the central portion of the lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan, approximately 25 miles south of the Saginaw Bay in Lake Huron and five miles south of the city of Saginaw in the county's Spaulding and James townships. It was established in 1953 to provide habitat for migratory waterfowl.Known locally as the Shiawassee Flats, the refuge lies in the Saginaw Bay watershed, historically one of the largest and most productive wetland ecosystems in Michigan. The Bad, Flint, and Cass Rivers flow into the Shiawassee River in the refuge. Here also the Shiawassee converges with the Tittabawassee River to form the Saginaw River.Wildlife and HabitatRefuge habitats include riparian, floodplain/bottomland hardwood forests, and emergent marshes, as well as shallow managed wetlands and croplands.
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  • Walked the trails many times with my husband, the peacefulness, the quiet, nature in all her spender. Many deer, geese, ducks, cranes, birds of many varieties and the croaker......just to mention a fe...  more »
  • Go slow and enjoy wildlife while touring a well established trail. Peaceful sights and unexpected appearances of many types of birds and ground creatures. 
  • The sanctuary was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! The views were magnificent!