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Description - President Harry S. Truman established Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge in 1945 by Executive Order No. 9670. The refuge was designated for use by the Department of the Interior as a wildlife management area for migratory birds and other wildlife.

Attractions - Development at this National Wildlife Refuge is limited. Visitors will find gravel roads and trails for accessibility to various habitats. An interpretive auto tour is available.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge include hiking, biking, scenic driving, viewing wildlife and hunting and fishing in season.

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.

Location - This refuge is located in west central Tennessee along the Tennessee River. It is accessible from Interstate 40 using Tennessee State Highways 69 and 20 respectively.

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Contact Information:
Tennessee NWR, P.O. Box 849 , Paris, TN, 38242, Phone: 901-642-2091
, r4rw_tn.tns@fws.gov

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, 810 E. Wood St. Suite B, P.O. Box 849 , Paris, TN, 38242, Phone: 901-642-2091, Fax: 901-644-3351
, fw4_rw_tennessee@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuges - There are seven National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee, that offer opportunities for wildlife observation, auto touring, photography, hunting fishing and hiking.
West Tennessee Region - The West Tennessee Travel Region is one of three travel regions in Tennessee. This region includes the western 1/3 of the state and over 20 state parks, wildlife refuges, archaeological sites and historical sites.

Tennessee NWR - Official agency website


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