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

Refuge Seasonally Closed for Sanctuary Nov. 15th

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

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Refuge Waterfowl Count Suspended This Winter

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The refuge has made the difficult decision to suspend waterfowl counts this winter due to concerns about Covid -19

Waterfowl Surveys

Waterfowl in the Southeast Region

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As the tempertures decrease, we are seeing more and more waterfowl on the refuge. None are more excited than the Waterfowl Working Group comprised of National Wildlife Refuge System staff, Migratory Bird program staff, university faculty, and conservation partners. See what's happening in the world of waterfowl management planning.

Waterfowl in the Southeast Region
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

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Cross Creeks 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


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