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


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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!

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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