Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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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    New Visitor Center

    Come visit your new Reelfoot NWR Visitor Center! Explore, discover, and learn about Reelfoot NWR!

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    Refuge Gallery

    Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is a perfect place for photography. Check out our pictures!

    Photo Galleries

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    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!

    Bird Identification


Current Conditions

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Due to the CoronaVirus Health Emergency the Reelfoot NWR Visitor Center is CLOSED until further Notice.


Public Use Regulations Virtual Brochure

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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

Volunteers Needed

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The Reelfoot NWR is always looking for resident volunteers 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 link below!

Get Involved
Upcoming Events

Self-Guided Canoe Trails

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Reelfoot Lake is a beautiful place to canoe/kayak. If you are unfamiliar with the area, try one of our self-guided canoe trails at Grassy Island (Glory Hole Trail), or Long Point (Goose Pen Trail and/or West Boat House Trail). We recommend calling the Refuge for canoe trail status before heading out.

Canoe Trail Maps

About the Complex

West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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

Read more about the complex
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