Chickasaw National Recreation Trail

The refuge has three hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate.  All hiking trails are located on the Big Sandy Unit. The Britton Ford and Nature Discovery Trail are located adjacent to the refuge Visitor Center located at 1371 Wildlife Drive in Springville, TN and are seasonally closed from Nov. 15th – Mar. 15th. The Chickasaw National Recreation Trail National Recreation Trail
A National Recreation Trail is a land-based or water-based trail that provides an outdoor recreation opportunity on federal, state, tribal or local public land. National Recreation Trails were established by the National Trails System Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-543), which authorized creation of a national trails system composed of National Recreation Trails, National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails. Whereas National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails may be designated only by an act of Congress, National Recreation Trails may be designated by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to recognize exemplary trails of local and regional significance.

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is open year round and is located at the Big Sandy Peninsula area of the refuge 13 miles north of the town of Big Sandy, TN. The refuge is often used by those wanting a peaceful walk among nature.