Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge

The 8,420-acre wildlife refuge features over 250 species of birds and mammals and more than 650 species of plants, with geese, ducks, shorebirds, wading birds and bald eagles in abundance. Wildlife sightings vary with each month so visitors are encouraged to visit often.

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Latitude: 36.468588 Longitude: -87.733848 Elevation: 446 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

The 8,420-acre playground offers plenty of activities for families to enjoy including bird watching, fishing, hunting and general wildlife viewing.  A variety of interpretation programs and environmental education programs are also available for visitors to learn more about wildlife and their habitat.  The refuge is also popular with wildlife photographers who are looking to capture wildlife in their habitats and general outdoor environment shots.

Seasons Accessible

The refuge land is closed from November 15th through March 15th for sanctuary.  The Visitor Center is open year-round from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday and closed on all Federal holidays.


No entrance fee. A state license is required for hunting and fishing on refuge lands, and an annual refuge hunt permit is required for all hunting activity.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Visitor Center ADA accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals only.

How to Get There

The refuge is located 3.5 miles east of Dover, Tennessee. Travel west on Highway 79 from Clarksville to Dover, turn left on Highway 49, go 2.5 miles then left on Wildlife Road for 1 mile.

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