Oak Ridge Reservation and WMA
Site Directions: Oak Ridge, including the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area, the Three Bend Scenic and Wildlife Management Refuge Area, and the Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement (BORCE), in the counties of Anderson and Roane, Tennessee.
Lat-Long: 35.95202, -84.31724
Hours: day light hours
Seasonality: year round
Site Description: The Oak Ridge Reservation, 37,000 acres, has large expanses of mature hardwood forest, unbroken by development or farmland; brushy corridors and cutover forest; abandoned pastures; grasslands; cedar glades and barrens; and wetlands.
These habitats make the area attractive to a large and diverse number of species. Several access points open to the public are available for hiking and bird watching. Visitors must heed warnings when encountering road or area closed signs.
Wildlife to Watch: Woodland birds are common to abundant across Oak Ridge. Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Chuck-will's-widow, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Wood Thrush, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Kentucky Warbler, and Summer Tanager are found commonly in summer.
NOTE: Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas.
TWRA WMAs Rules and Regulations
Oak Ridge Reservation Clean-up Dept of Environment and Conversation
Oak Ridge Reservation Fact Sheet - National Conference of State Legislature