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    Worth a Thousand Words!

    Visit our Photo Gallery for some exciting shots from the refuge.

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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!

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    Volunteer with us!

    No matter your talents or abilities, you can help us by volunteering!

    Get Involved

Refuge Update

Refuge Temporary Closure

Temporary Closure Sign

Nesting season has begun at the TNWR. Due to recent disturbances in marsh bird nesting habitat, Refuge Manager Barron Crawford has closed the northeast section of the pool 7 impoundment in the Duck River Bottoms to all public access. This closure is intended to minimize disturbances to nesting marsh birds. The area has been posted closed with “area closed signs.” Tennessee NWR plays an important role in providing habitat for several migratory bird species. In order to meet our mission it is sometimes necessary to put into effect temporary closures to ensure migratory birds are not disturbed during this sensitive time period. For more information or questions, contact Refuge Manager Barron Crawford at 731 642 2091

Refuge Discovery Backpacks

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We invite you to come to the refuge visitor center and check out one of our discovery backpacks with your kids! They are free to check out and are chocked full of activities to earn a Jr. Refuge Manager badge!

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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Just for Kids!

Kids Corner!

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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 Complex

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the 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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