Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Public Use Opportunities

Clean-up day. Credit: USFWS

Clean-up day. Credit: USFWS

Wildlife Observation

Flooded moist soil impoundments and agricultural crops provide excellent wintering habitat for migrating waterfowl and outstanding viewing opportunities for the public. Wintering bald eagles can also be viewed. November thru February provide the best viewing times.


Chickasaw offers the opportunity to photograph a wide variety of wildlife including waterfowl, wading birds, eagles and resident wildlife. Visitors should contact the office at for potential viewing locations.


The refuge offers sportsmen the opportunity to hunt migratory birds, small game, and big game. The refuge requires a permit, free of charge to the sportsman, and can be obtained at the refuge headquarters.


The refuge is open to sport fishing year round from sunrise to sunset. The possession of unathorized fishing gear is prohibited. For more information please contact the refuge.


Randy Cook
Refuge Complex Manager

Bryan Woodward
Refuge Manager

Chickasaw NWR
1505 Sand Bluff Road
Ripley, TN 38063
Phone: 731/635-7621
Fax: 731/635-0178


Last updated: April 11, 2014