Features

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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!

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Refuge Happenings

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

Apply for 2018 Quota Hunts

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The 2018 Refuge Quota Deer Hunt Applications will be accepted June 1st through August 3rd. Applications are completed through a new company, RecAccess and hunters are now required to set up an account. Click on the link below to get started!

Click to Apply for Cross Creeks 2018 Quota Hunt

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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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!
Just for Kids

Kids Corner!

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If you want to learn more about nature or wildlife, we've got just the place for you! Our "Just for Kids" page has information, games, and ways you can help wildlife at home.

Discover more here!

About the Complex

Tennessee

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Tennessee .

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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