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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain 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


Refuge Happenings

2021 Tennessee Junior Duck Stamp winner

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Congratulations to Isaac Schreiber, age 16 from Rockwood, TN for winning the 2021 Best of Show in the Tennessee Jr. Duck Stamp contest!! His image of a pair of redheads now moves on to the national competition! Good luck Isaac!!

Learn more about this contest

Wild Turkey Hunting on Refuge

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The refuge wild turkey spring hunt will begin Saturday, April 3rd. The refuge follows state regulations and state bag limits. An Annual Hunting Permit is required at a cost of $15.00 annually.

For more information about hunting on refuge

Let's Go Fishing!

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Cross Creeks 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!

Find out more!
USFWS Educational Videos

Bringing the Refuge to You!

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When a trip to the refuge isn't possible, let us bring a little nature to you! Learn about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, different wildlife species and wildlife careers.

USFWS Educational Videos

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