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

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    What was that?

    Did you see a flash of color fly by? Find out what bird you saw by checking out this bird identification page!

    Audubon Field Guide

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    Refuge Gallery

    View our refuge gallery to see a variety of different species of animals!

    Refuge Gallery


Public Use Regulations Virtual Brochure


Whether you need general information or a permit for hunting one of our refuge hunts, you can have our Virtual Public Use Reguations brochure at your fingertips, just by clicking print!

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Do you need a kick in your curriculum?

Maple Leaf

If you want to spice up your classroom with some fun learning, invite a Refuge Ranger to your classroom for free!

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Visit Oneal Lake

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If you are looking for something to do, why not drive around Oneal Lake at the Hatchie NWR! You may see turtles, osprey, eagles, geese, or wood ducks. Go grab a pair of binoculars and head on over!

Plan Your Visit

About the Complex

West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the West 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