Office/Visitor Center Closed due to Coronavirus, Refuge Lands Open

The US Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the suspension of operations at several refuge visitor centers and offices for Tennessee and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuges (NWR), effective March 20, 2020.  Refuge offices will remain open, but will have limited exposure to the public.  The refuge lands, roads and areas will remain open to provide opportunities for recreation and relaxation. 

The Tennessee NWR Visitor Center and headquarters is located at 1371 Wildlife Drive in Springville, TN; the Duck River subheadquarters office is located at 550 Refuge Lane in New Johnsonville, TN; the Cross Creeks NWR Visitor Center is located at 643 Wildlife Road in Dover, TN.

We are proud to provide opportunities for safe, enjoyable outdoor experiences at many of our national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries during the coronavirus pandemic. If visiting one of our locations, it is critically important to follow guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities on social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and exercising good hygiene. If a parking lot is full when you visit, please do not stop. We understand that the outdoors can help relieve stress, but these guidelines must be followed for our public health and safety. For now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities are closed and most scheduled events have been postponed. For more information visit our webpage, FWS Coronavirus Response.

A reopening date has not been determined at this time. We will notify the public when we reopen these sites and provide updates on our website at or and refuge Facebook pages.