Worth a Thousand Words!
Visit our Photo Gallery for some exciting shots from the refuge.
Monarchs are the only butterflies to make a migration to Mexico. Join us in conserving this unique species!
Volunteer with us!
No matter your talents or abilities, you can help us by volunteering!
Conservation Through the Arts!
Calling all student artists...try your hand at creating a duck stamp. It's easy, fun and free to participate.
Learn more about the Federal Jr. Duck Stamp program!
The refuge is well known for being a great place to view wintering waterfowl!
Some waterfowl you might see....
Just For Kids
If you want to learn more about nature or wildlife, we've got just the place for you! Our "Just for Kids" page has information, games, and ways you can help wildlife at home.Discover more here!
About the Complex
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge are two refuges managed under the same complex.
Tennessee is managed as part of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Check here to see what the most recent winter waterfowl count....Waterfowl Surveys
- November 24, 2015
Come out to the heart of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge at Duck River Bottoms to see the waterfowl that are stopping in for a bite to eat and a place to rest! This newly paved road leads to Pintail Point, an observation deck overlooking the bottoms, and the Duck River Unit office. How to get to Duck River Bottoms
Schools are back in session and the refuge is the perfect place for your students to learn about the outdoor world. Field trips here are free and easy to arrange for all age groups. All our programs are correlated to state and CORE standards.See our Educators page for field trip information!
Come visit us in our brand new visitor center. With wildlife abounding just off the back patio, its a great place to connect with nature... and bring the kids!
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2016