Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.

Features

  • Hunt and Fish Programs

    Documents pertaining to changes for Hunt and Fish Programs 2019-2020

    Document Downloads Page . . .

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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

Refuge Opening March 16th

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Each season the refuge closes down most areas of the refuge beginning Nov. 15th as a place the waterfowl and other migratory birds can go to be undisturbed for the winter. These sanctuary areas will reopen on March 16th.

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!

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
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

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

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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