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Wigwam Bay State Wildlife Area

Hours of Operation

Open at no charge to the public.

Open waterfowl hunting at this location during the regular season. No daily draws.

Description of the area

Wigwam Bay State Wildlife Area is in Arenac County and consists of 3,137 Acres of coastal marshland. On the shores of the Saginaw Bay, Wigwam Bay provides important nesting and brood rearing habitat for mallards and wood ducks and provides important migratory stopover and wintering habitat for scaup, redhead, and canvasback. It is also an important nesting place for black terns, American bitterns and many other wetland birds.

PDF map of area


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Nature Trail Hiking
  • Hunting and Trapping