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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. 

For greenway access information.

Lat-Long: 35.95202, -84.31724

Hours: day light hours

Seasonality: year round

Fees: none

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.

Brown-headed Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, and other resident woodland birds are common year round. 

NOTE:  Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas. 

TWRA WMAs Rules and Regulations

Tennesee Hunting Guide

Tennessee Fishing Guide

City of Oak Ridge

City of Oak Ridge Parks and Recreation

Information on Greenway access at Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park

Oak Ridge Reservation Clean - Up

Oak Ridge Reservation Clean-up Dept of Environment and Conversation

Oak Ridge Reservation Fact Sheet - National Conference of State Legislature

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry web page


Oak Ridge Reservation and WMA
Oak Ridge Reservation and WMA