Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

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    Worth a Thousand Words!

    Visit our Photo Gallery for some exciting shots from the refuge.

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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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    Volunteer with us!

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

    Get Involved

Refuge Update

Comment Period Open for Proposed Change to Refuge Hunt Program

Tennessee NWR is proposing to update the refuge's hunting program. We are soliciting public comments through June 8, 2020. If you would like to comment, you can email Barron_Crawford@fws.gov, or mail them to Tennessee NWR, 1371 Wildlife Drive, Springville, TN 38256 See the link for a copy of the draft hunt plan.

Draft Refuge Hunt Plan 2020

Refuge Offers Virtual Daily Activities

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During this time of social isolation doesn't mean you can't get outside in your backyard. See the refuge Facebook page for daily activities designed for families with children. Use the #refugefromhome to see more activities from other refuges.

Click here for the refuge Facebook page

Let's Go Fishing

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The refuge provides some of the best relaxing fishing around. From bank fishing to boat launching, we have a honey hole for you. Come on out and drop a line with us!

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Teacher Conservation Workshops

Teacher Conservation Workshops

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Sign up now for our summer workshops focusing on Project Learning Tree curriculum. Choose from three different days July 21-23, 2020... or come to all! three! Lunch is provided.

July 21, 22, 23rd Training Details here!

About the Complex

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Tennessee 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

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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