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    Volunteer with us!

    No matter your talents or abilities, you can help us by volunteering!

    Get Involved

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    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!

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    Check out our photo gallery!

    Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is a great place for photography!

    Refuge Photo Galleries

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    Monarch Mania

    Monarchs are the only butterflies to make a migration to Mexico. Join us in conserving this unique species!

    Learn more

Refuge Happenings

Apply for 2019 Quota Hunts

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The 2019 Refuge Quota Deer Hunt Applications will be accepted from June 1st - August 2nd. Applications are completed through a company, RecAccess and hunters are now required to set up an account. Click on the link below to get started!

Click to Apply for Cross Creeks 2019 Quota Hunt

2019-2020 Refuge Hunt and Fish Regulations

Summer's just begun and, but our fall hunting season is just around the corner. Click to see more details or to see the fall/spring hunting regulations and map.

Refuge Hunting Program

Kid's Fishing Derby

June 10, 2017 Fishing Derby

Saturday June 9th from 7-10 Cross Creeks is hosting a Family Friendly Fishing Derby free for those wanting "sink a bobber" in one of our favorite areas. The derby is free, but you must preregister at the Dover Library.

2019 Kid's Fishing Derby Information

Water Trails on Cross Creeks

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Cross Creeks has always been a great place for a peaceful paddle. Learn some of the best places to go and dip your paddle! Click the "Learn More" link for a map of that area.

Where to paddle on Cross Creeks
For the Kids

Kids Corner!

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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 Complex

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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