New Visitor Center
Come visit your new Reelfoot NWR Visitor Center! Explore, discover, and learn about Reelfoot NWR!
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is a perfect place for photography. Check out our pictures!
What was that?
Don't know what kind of bird you saw? Reelfoot NWR has a variety of species. Check out this site to help you identify the species!
Join refuge staff as we search for eagles, waterfowl and other birds every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in January and February! Tours at 8:00am and 12:00pm, two hours each. Parties of five per tour. Call for reservations. Learn more!
About the Complex
The Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is one of 5 separate refuges within the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The other refuges are Chickasaw, Lower Hatchie, Hatchie, and Lake Isom.
Reelfoot is managed as part of the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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
Don't forget that January is the month to turn in your Turkey Quota Hunt Application! Turkey Quota Hunt
Certain areas of the refuge are closed from Nov. 15-March 15 for the protection of waterfowl, with the exception of the waters of Grassy Island, which will open Feb. 1st. All viewing towers, as well as the Grassy Island Wildlife Drive and Grassy Island Hiking Trail are open year round, and are great areas for viewing wildlife! For a map of closed areas, please view the map below!Reelfoot Map
Many people need our Public Use Regulations brochure, whether you are needing information on applying for quota hunts or just needing info on general rules and regulations. We've made it easy for you to obtain one of these brochures. Just click and print!Public Use Brochure
The Reelfoot NWR is needing resident volunteers for the summer of 2017 and beyond to assist in staffing the new visitor center, assisting in environmental education programs, maintenance and grounds-keeping. If you are interested, please check out the volunteer page below!Get Involved
As far as looks go, there is none more stunning than the wood duck. A lovely mixture of colors and patterns decorate the plumage of this species of waterfowl. Although their looks are flamboyant, their nature is not. Wood ducks are shy, elusive creatures that often frequent wooded areas. Unlike most other waterfowl, they will perch and nest in trees.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2016