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  • Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, encompassing more than 51,000 acres, is located on Kentucky Lake in northwest Tennessee. The refuge's three units, Big Sandy, Duck River, and Busseltown, stretch 65...
  • Located at I-40, exit 116, this area is composed of a State Park, State Forest and a WMA with a total of 48,000 acres. The Tennessee Division of State Parks, Tennessee Division of Forestry and the Ten...
  • Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) sits along the lower 17 miles of the Hatchie River in western Tennessee. Unlike most Mississippi River tributaries that have been straightened and levees c...
  • Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge was established as an inviolate sanctuary for wintering waterfowl in 1938 by presidential proclamation. Lake Isom is the oldest refuge in Tennessee and encompasses s...
  • Designated in 1975, the Gee Creek Wilderness is a 2,493-acre (10 km2) wilderness area within Polk County in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its elevation is 2,560 feet (780 m) above sea level.[1][2] Gee ...
  • Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge Cross Creeks NWR is located four miles east of Dover, in Stewart County, Tennessee and approximately seventy-five miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee....
  • Cove Lake State Park's 673 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley setting on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Mountains. There are scenic nature trails and bike trails leading through the...
  • The Cohutta Wilderness was designated in 1975, expanded in 1986, and currently consists of 36,977 acres (149.64 km2). Approximately 35,268 acres (142.72 km2) are located in Georgia in the Chattahooche...
  • Citico Creek Wilderness is a 16,226-acre (66 km2) wilderness area within the Cherokee National Forest in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The wilderness contains the entire upper drainage of Citico Creek,...
  • Established August 5, 1985, Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain along the Chickasaw Bluff in western Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR currently encompasses 25,006...
  • Catoosa Wildlife Management Area is a large game-management area on the Upper Cumberland Plateau in Morgan and Cumberland counties in Tennessee in the United States. It comprises 82,000 acres (332 km...
  • Designated by the United States Congress in 1986, the Big Laurel Branch Wilderness is a 6,332-acre (26 km2) wilderness area within Carter County in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its elevation is 3,623 ...
  • his Recreation Zone is known for solitude and backcountry adventure. Managed as a black bear reserve, Big Frog Mountain Recreation Zone is a destination for backpacking, day-hiking and hunting. The ar...
  • Bald River Gorge Wilderness is a 3,721-acre (15 km2) wilderness area of Cherokee National Forest that lies within Monroe County in the U.S. state of Tennessee, designated in 1984. Its elevation is 2,6...