Type: Nature Trail
Length: 4.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: At Shiawassee Nat. Wildlife Refuge off Center Rd. 2 miles SW of Saginaw.
Latitude: 43.32546 Longitude: -84.03324
M-13 to Curtis Road and travel west on Curtis Rod all the way to end. (3.5 miles to parking lot where the trail starts).
The Ferguson Bayou Trail, at the west end of Curtis Road, has over 4.5 miles of trails. This National Recreation Trail follows dikes and provides views of croplands, sloughs, forest, fields, wetlands and pools. There are four observation decks- one in the parking lot and three along the trail. Two observation decks have spotting scopes, to offer you a closer look at ducks, geese, deer and other wildlife.
The refuge’s diverse habitats and land management practices result in a great variety of wildlife species occurring here. Over 270 species of migratory birds, including raptors, shore and wading birds, and more than 100 songbird species visit the refuge annually. Shiawassee NWR is designated as a United State Important Bird Area for its global significance to migratory waterfowl.
Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1981
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: Refuge brochure and wildlife information
Website: Refuge website
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
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