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


Features

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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

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.

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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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New: Tennessee Naturalist Certification Program

Become a Naturalist! Registration Now Open

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The Tennessee NWR and Paris Landing State Park are teaming up to provide a 10 month certification course for the Tennessee Naturalist Program. Saturday classes are held once a month from September, 2020 - June, 2021.

To learn more or register...

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

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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