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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    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 Update

2020-2021 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

New Hunt/Fish Opportunities

The New Hunt Program Changes as of August 31, 2020. Tennessee NWR has made changes to the hunt program in the Final 2020-2021 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations process. However, these changes will not be effective on the Tennessee NWR until the fall of 2022.

Learn the Details . . .

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 ...
Hummingbird Videos

Virtual Hummingbird Banding Videos Now Available

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If you missed our virtual hummingbird banding with bander Cyndi Routledge, now you can learn about all things hummingbird featuring our local star; the ruby-throated hummingbird!

Hummingbird Information and Banding Videos

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


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