Rainey Wildlife Area

Rainey Wildlife Area

Hiking trails, boardwalks, and an elevated observation platform provide outstanding views of wildlife in and along Smith Creek, Smith's Slough, and Indian Lake. Songbirds are plentiful. The spring and fall warbler migrations are especially good. There is moderate to high probability of viewing bald eagles and ospreys from the observation platform in spring, summer, and fall. This site has no facilities, so come prepared. Portions of this area are open to public hunting. Contact the Michigan Dept of Natural Resources for affected seasons and locations.

DNR - Wildlife Area

Contact Information


Dawson Road

Manistique, MI 49854

Driving Directions

Phone: (906) 293-5131

Location of Rainey Wildlife Area

Map of Michigan