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    New Visitor Center

    Reelfoot NWR is constructing a new visitor center! Click below for a viewing of what's to come!

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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

Upcoming Events

Reelfoot NWR's 75th Anniversary Celebration

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Mark your calendars! Join the Reelfoot NWR in celebrating its 75th Anniversary on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 starting at 9:30am. This event not only highlights the Refuge’s 75th Anniversary, but also marks National Wildlife Refuge Week, the grand opening of the new Visitor Center, and our Migration Celebration! Enjoy a hayride and/or canoe float, view a wide array of booths showcasing information and fun activities for kids and adults, listen to interesting guest speakers, take a trip back in time and view a slide show of historical refuge photos, and more! A chili and/or hot dog lunch will be provided while supplies last. The Reelfoot NWR staff invites you to share this important day with us! Check back here for further details soon!

About the Complex

West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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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.

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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.

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  • 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 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
  • Do you need a kick in your curriculum?

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    Attention teachers in Obion, Lake, Dyer, Tipton, Haywood and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee! If you would like some exciting environmental education programs that supplement your curriculum, contact Refuge Ranger Tara Dowdy for some exciting programs that are available to you for free!

    List of environmental education programs
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
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