Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, Dover

#98 of 102 in Wildlife in Tennessee

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is a part of the U.S. system of National Wildlife Refuges located along the Lake Barkley impoundment of the Cumberland River in Stewart County, Tennessee near Dover, covering 8,862 acres (35.86 km2). It provides habitat for a wide variety of waterfowl and aquatic plant life in what is a largely wetlands environment. Cross Creeks is the only National Wildlife Refuge located entirely in Middle Tennessee as of 2006.
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  • Saw the Bald Eagles nests, and the pairs of eagles are getting ready to hatch their sure to take your binoculars for viewing of the eagles might get lucky and see one of the...  more »
  • Pack a picnic. Take sun screen, water and mosquito spray. This time of year the ground can be a little squishy and muddy. Aside from the periodic squish, this is a great place with lots to offer.  more »
  • Great place to fish. One of my favorite. Gets crowded early but people are very friendly. Great for families with kids who enjoy fishing together. No toilets or drinking water on this site.
  • Plenty of good fishing, catfish, sunfish, blue gill, gar and many more. Wouldn't recommend taking small children who don't listen too well as some spots have deep(ish) drop offs, but other than that it's a great area with lots of different fishing spots.

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