Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge


Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
643 Wildlife Rd.
Dover, TN 37058
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Cross Creeks NWR is located four miles east of Dover, in Stewart County, Tennessee and approximately seventy-five miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. The refuge was established in 1962 as a result of mitigation proceedings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when portion of the Kentucky Woodlands NWR was inundated with the creation of the Lake Barkely Project. Its primary purpose is to provide feeding and resting habitat for migratory birds with an emphasis placed on providing habitat for wintering waterfowl. A new visitor contact station complete with exhibits and observation deck was opened in 2016 and is open Monday – Friday from 7:00 – 3:30 pm.