Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

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    Bringing the Refuge to You!

    When a trip to the refuge isn't possible, let us bring a little nature to you! Learn about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, different wildlife species and wildlife careers.

    USFWS Educational Videos

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    Conservation Through the Arts!

    Calling all student artists...try your hand at creating a duck stamp. It's easy, fun and free to participate.

    Learn more about the Federal Jr. Duck Stamp program!

Refuge Happenings

Resident Goose Hunt

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The refuge holds a special hunt each year to help control the resident goose population. This year the hunt will be refuge wide on Sept. 1-10, 2021.

2021 Resident Canada Goose Hunt Regulations

2021-2022 Refuge Hunt Regulations

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The fall hunting season is upon us. Click to see more details or to see the fall/spring hunting regulations and map.

Refuge Hunting Program

Water Trails on Tennessee NWR

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The refuge has always been a great place for a peaceful paddle. Learn some of the best places to go and dip your paddle! Click the "Learn More" link for details and maps of great paddling areas listed by unit.

Learn more ...

Let's Go Fishing

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The refuge provides some of the best relaxing fishing around. From bank fishing to boat launching, we have a honey hole for you. Come on out and drop a line with us!

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Summer Teacher Training Workshop

Teacher Conservation Workshops

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Sign up now for our summer workshops focusing on Project Learning Tree curriculum. This 3-day workshop offers 24 hours certification. Held on July 20-22, 2021. Lunch is provided.

Training Details here!

About the Complex

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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