Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
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Welcome to Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge


Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge Cross Creeks NWR is located four miles east of Dover, in Stewart County, Tennessee and approximately seventy-five miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. The refuge was established in 1962 as a result of mitigation proceedings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when portion of the Kentucky Woodlands NWR was inundated with the creation of the Lake Barkely Project. Its primary purpose is to provide feeding and resting habitat for migratory birds with an emphasis placed on providing habitat for wintering waterfowl.


Getting There . . .

Cross Creeks NWR is located 75 miles northwest of Nashville, TN. Take Interstate 24 appoximately 45 miles, then U.S. Highway 79 from Clarksville, TN to Dover, TN. In Dover turn on TN Highway 49 south and travel two miles. Turn left on Wildlife Road and follow the signs to the office/visitor center complex.


For Hunters and Anglers

To review our hunting regulations and apply for a permit, please visit our Hunting and Fishing page here.

Apply for the 2015 Cross Creeks Quota Hunts

Download a paper application and return in the mail:

Cross Creeks NWR
C/O Kinsail Corporation
P.O. Box 1092
McLean, VA 22101

Last updated: June 11, 2015