Description - Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge lies adjacent to the Mississippi River and is bisected by the Hatchie River. This refuge offers hunting, fishing, 8 miles of gravel roads for refuge access, trails for hiking/hunter access, opportunity for viewing a wide rang of wildlife, and photography.
- The primary attraction to this preserve is the variety of animal and bird species that can be viewed on site. Visitors will find limited facilities beyond the gravel roads and hiking trails that provide access to wildlife viewing areas.
Recreation - Among other things, this refuge offers a variety of different opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife observation, and photography.
Climate - Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. Cooling fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant foliage colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall color change.
The refuge headquarters is located in Lauderdale, Tennessee, 18 miles west of U.S. Highway 51 on Tennessee State Highway 87.