New Visitor Center
Come visit your new Reelfoot NWR Visitor Center! Explore, discover, and learn about Reelfoot NWR!
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is a perfect place for photography. Check out our pictures!
What was that?
Don't know what kind of bird you saw? Reelfoot NWR has a variety of species. Check out this site to help you identify the species!
Upcoming EventsApril 29, 2017
It's time to schedule your FREE canoe trip with the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge! Join our Refuge Ranger on a guided float trip on one of our three established canoe trails, The Glory Hole Trail, Goose Pen Trail, and West Boat House Trail. See an abundance of wildlife and blooming vegetation. Wind through small trails, float beneath large cypress trees, or just enjoy the freedom of canoeing in open water! Our first canoe trip is planned for April 29th!
Contact the refuge for registration and more details! Visitor Activities
About the Complex
The Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is one of 5 separate refuges within the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The other refuges are Chickasaw, Lower Hatchie, Hatchie, and Lake Isom.
Reelfoot is managed as part of the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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
- May 20, 2017
If you are interested in learning to bird, join Refuge staff on May 20th at 9:00 a.m. for our Birding 101 program! Mark Green, a member of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, will be teaching us what we need to begin birding, such as;
equipment, books, available resources, birding organizations, and how to ID common birds. After the presentation, we will hike at Grassy Island to sharpen our birding skills! Please call to register and to obtain additional information! 731-538-2481
Many people need our Public Use Regulations brochure, whether you are needing information on applying for quota hunts or just needing info on general rules and regulations. We've made it easy for you to obtain one of these brochures. Just click and print!Public Use Brochure
The Reelfoot NWR is needing resident volunteers for the summer of 2017 and beyond to assist in staffing the new visitor center, assisting in environmental education programs, maintenance and grounds-keeping. If you are interested, please check out the volunteer page below!Get Involved
As far as looks go, there is none more stunning than the wood duck. A lovely mixture of colors and patterns decorate the plumage of this species of waterfowl. Although their looks are flamboyant, their nature is not. Wood ducks are shy, elusive creatures that often frequent wooded areas. Unlike most other waterfowl, they will perch and nest in trees.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2017