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

Refuge Discovery Backpacks

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We invite you to come to the refuge visitor center and check out one of our discovery backpacks with your kids! They are free to check out and are chocked full of activities to earn a Jr. Refuge Manager badge!

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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Junior Duck Stamp

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Learn all about this fantastic program that engages students and aids in waterfowl conservation!

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For Educators

Field Trip Opportunities Abound on the Refuge!

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School is back in session and the refuge is the perfect place for your students to learn about the outdoor world. Field trips here are free and easy to arrange for all age groups. All our programs are correlated to state and CORE standards.

See our Educators page for field trip information!

About the Complex

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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

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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