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Cordell Hull WMA

Site Directions: 

Horseshoe Bend- Lat-Long: 36.29364, -85.92818

                Carthage- Head east on TN-25E (2.9 mi), Use the right lane to take the TN-53N/US-70N ramp (0.2 mi), Turn right onto TN-53N/US-70NE/Cookeville Hwy (3.2 mi), Turn left onto Horseshoe Bend Rd (2.5 mi), Slight right to stay on Horseshoe Bend Rd (3.5 mi).

McClures Bend- Lat-Long: 36.26253, -85.88913

                Carthage- Head west on TN-25E/TN-25 Bypass (0.7 mi), Turn right onto Ervin Dr (154ft), Continue onto TN-263N/Main St N (5.1 mi), Turn right onto TN-85E (2.9 mi), Turn right onto Lakeside Dr (0.2 mi), Turn right to stay on Lakeside Dr (2.3 mi), Turn right onto McClure Bend Ln (1.1 mi), Continue onto McClures Bend Ln (2.6 mi).

Sullivans Bend- Lat-Long: 36.29069, -85.87537

                Carthage- Head East on TN-25E (2.9 mi), Use the right lane to take the TN-53N/US-70N ramp (0.2 mi), Turn right onto TN-53N/US-70NE/Cookeville Hwy (3.2 mi), Turn left onto Horseshoe Bend Rd (1.0 mi), Turn right onto Sullivan Bend Rd (1.4 mi), Turn left onto Vaden hollow Rd (423 ft), Continue onto Sullivan Bend Rd (3.5 mi).

Brooks Bend- Lat-Long: 36.27966, -85.83236

                Gainesboro- Head west on TN-53S/E Hull Ave (0.7 mi), Turn right onto TN-262W (7.1 mi), Continue onto TN-85W (2.2 mi), Turn left onto Smith Bend Ln (0.7 mi), Turn right onto Brooks Bend Ln (5.5 mi).

Hollemans Bend- Lat-Long: 36.27665, -85.79828

                Granville- Head north on TN-53N (0.7 mi), Turn left onto Holleman Bend Ln (125ft), Access will be on the left.

Smith Bend- Lat-Long: 36.33379, -85.79348

                Gainesboro- Head west on TN-53S/E Hull Ave (0.7 mi), Turn right onto TN-262W (7.1 mi), Continue onto TN-85W (2.2 mi), Turn left onto Smith Ben Ln (1.2 mi), Access will be on the right.

Whites Bend- Lat-Long: 36.34989, -85.73482

                Gainesboro- Head west on TN-53S/E Hull Ave (4.5 mi), Turn right onto Whites Bend Ln (1.8 mi), Access will be on the right.

Bullards Creek- Lat-Long: 36.35568, -85.72044

                Gainesboro- Head west on TN-53S/E Hull Ave (0.7 mi), Turn Right onto TN-262W (3.9 mi), Access will be on the left on the east and west side of Bullards Creek.

Trace Creek- Lat-Long: 36.35649, -85.69886

                Gainesboro- Head west on TN-53S/E Hull Ave (0.7 mi), Turn Right onto TN-262W (2.6 mi), Access will be on the left.

Big Bottom Road- Lat-Long: 36.44451, -85.60006

                Gainesboro- Head north on TN-56 N (1.3 mi), Turn left onto TN135N/TN-56N/TN-85W/Old Tennessee 85 W (0.5 mi), Turn right onto Big Bottom Rd, Several access areas located off Big Bottom Rd up to Brimstone Boat Ramp.

Sugar Creek- Lat-Long: 36.43537, -85.62878

                Gainesboro- Head north on TN-56 N (1.3 mi), Continue onto TN-135S/TN-53N/TN-85E (5.1 mi), Access will be on the left.

Seasonality: year-round

Fees: none

Site Description: WMA consists of Army Corp of Engineer property adjacent to the Cumberland River spanning from the Cordell Hull Lock and Dam to the south to the Clay and Jackson county line to the north.

There are over 200 agricultural fields within the WMA consisting of crops beneficial to wildlife (primarily soybeans) and early succession habitat easily accessible by road and boat.

Wildlife to Watch: Woodland birding is good year-round. Typical resident birds including Northern Cardinal, Blue Jays, and Tufted Titmouse are common. Neotropical migrant songbirds found along the trail include Scarlet Tanager and Ovenbird.

NOTE:  Some areas are used for recreational purposes.  Please use these links before visiting the location.

Cordell Hull WMA


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