Blackburn Fork WMA

Site Directions: From Cookeville, at the intersection of 12th street and S Willow Ave TN-135, travel North for 8.7 miles. Turn left onto Zion Rd and continue for 3.1 miles.  Zion Rd. becomes Blackburn Fork Rd. Continue on Blackburn Fork Road for 1.1 miles and the parking area is on the left.

Lat- 36.31550, Long -85.56422

Hours: daylight hours only (excluding applicable hunting seasons)

Seasonality:  year-round  -  Use of motorized vehicles or horseback riding prohibited.  Closed to all nonmotorized activities during big game hunts

Fees:  hunting license requirements apply.


Blackburn Fork

Jackson County • 600 acres

Use of motorized vehicles or horseback riding prohibited. Closed to all nonhunting activities during big game hunts.

Big GameSmall GameTrapping   Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Quail Nov. 4, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024

Dog Training Sept. 1, 2023 – March 15, 2024

Site Description:  Blackburn Fork WMA is 600 acres located along the top and slope of the Eastern Highland Rim in Jackson County.  Blackburn Fork Creek lies at the bottom of the valley and divides the property.  It is also one of three beautiful state scenic rivers in the area.

Wildlife to Watch: White-tailed deerturkey, and gray squirrel are abundant in the area.  Prairie warbler, indigo bunting, and summer tanager are just a few of the songbirds known to frequent the area. 

Contact Information

Region 3 Office: 931-484-9571
Toll-Free:  833-402-4698
E-mail the office
Area Manager: Johnny Poston (615) 342-9307

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