Temporary Closure of office/visitor center due to coronavirus

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.

The health and safety of our visitors and employees at Tennessee and Cross Creeks NWR is our number one priority. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is working with the federal, state and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 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 www.fws.gov/refuge/tennessee or www.fws.gov/refuge/cross_creeks and refuge Facebook pages.