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"Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books..." - George Washington Carver

Britton Ford Hiking Trail

Hike our woodlands nature trail on the Britton Ford Peninsula. Open from March 16 – November 15. Offering a 2.5 mile moderate loop trail through the woods with two scenic overlooks, interpretative signs and an outdoor classroom.

Discovery Nature Trail

Our newest trail is just adjacent to the Refuge Visitor Center.  Step off the back patio for this .5 mile easy trail to access the lakeshore and to hike along the woods.  The new Animal Olympics Challenge is incorporated along this trail which challenges kids to learn about nature while getting a little extra exercise.

Chickasaw National Recreation Trail

Featuring local cultural history on the Big Sandy Peninsula north of the town of Big Sandy. This 1.1 mile easy hiking trail open year round. Has interpretative signs on a woodland trail that passes through a historic homestead and gristmill site.