Hunting and Fishing Opportunities Await!
Hunting and fishing are popular activities on the refuge. The new 2015/2016 regulations are ready.
Find hunting and fishing regulations here!
Worth a Thousand Words!
Visit our Photo Gallery for some exciting shots from the refuge.
Monarchs are the only butterflies to make a migration to Mexico. Join us in conserving this unique species!
Volunteer with us!
No matter your talents or abilities, you can help us by volunteering!
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!
Just For Kids
If you want to learn more about nature or wildlife, we've got just the place for you! Our "Just for Kids" page has information, games, and ways you can help wildlife at home.Discover more here!
About the Complex
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge are two refuges managed under the same complex.
Tennessee is managed as part of the 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
Canoing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding are becoming more popular in this area. We are conducting a compatibility determination for this use on Tennessee NWR. We are soliciting public comments through September 16, 2016. If you would like to comment, you can email Tina_Chouinard@fws.gov, or fax comments to 731-736-2199, or mail them to Tennessee NWR, 1371 Wildlife Drive, Springville, TN 38256Draft Visitor Services Plan
The Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife are currently accepting submissions for it's annual "Wildlife Awaits" Photography ContestFor more details and entry form
The 2016 Refuge Quota Hunts are drawn. If you didn't receive your email, you can look up and print your permit here.Permit Lookup Tool
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. 1-9, 2016.See here for regulations and maps
Come visit us in our brand new visitor center. With wildlife abounding just off the back patio, its a great place to connect with nature... and bring the kids!
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016