About Us

Established in 1964, Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is located along 23 miles of the Hatchie River in Haywood County in west Tennessee. The purpose for which the refuge was established is “... for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds.”. 

Our Mission

The primary purpose of the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is to protect and enhance an excellent example of a fully functioning, river-driven bottomland hardwood ecosystem that supplies critical habitat needs for wintering waterfowl and other migratory birds, as well as a host of other fish and wildlife species, and provides refuge visitors the opportunity to learn the value of this unique and diminishing habitat.   

Other Facilities in this Complex

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex.