• Raccoon 147 x 116

    Volunteer with us!

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

    Get Involved

  • Jr. Duck Stamp 150 x 113

    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!

  • Raccoon 147 x 116

    Check out our photo gallery!

    Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is a great place for photography!

    Refuge Photo Galleries

  • Monarch on milkweed 150 x 88

    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

Refuge Waterfowl Count

Ring neck 150 x 92

Check here to see the most recent winter waterfowl count....

Waterfowl Surveys

Seasonally Closed for Sanctuary

black duck

From November 15th - March 15th Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is closed for sanctuary to lessen disturbance for wintering waterfowl.

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Mallard Migration Map

Flying mallards 150 x 87

Our thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation for allowing us to share this map that shows where the mallards are in their migration along the Mississippi flyway.

mallard migration map
New Birding Festival

Wings of Winter!

Birdwatchers 150 x 99

Join us January 19-21, 2018 for a new multi-agency birding festival focused around the Kentucky and Barkley Lake area. Includes Tennessee and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge; Land Between the Lakes; Fort Donelson National Park; Paris Landing State Park; Harmon Creek Wildlife Management Area and more....

Festival Details and Registration

About the Complex


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

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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