AEDC WMA and Woods Reservoir Refuge
AEDC WMA - Drop the Tailgate
From Nashville, take I-24 east (toward Chattanooga) and exit at the Arnold Air Force Base exit (#117). Turn right onto Wattendorf Highway.
The WMA is on both sides of the highway, all the way to Tullahoma.
To get to the check station from the interstate, take Wattendorf Highway past the Air Force Main Gate and turn left onto Winchester Highway.
Go three miles and turn right onto Old Brick Church Road. Go two miles and turn left at the check station sign.
To reach Sinking Pond, take Wattendorf Memorial Highway 0.3 miles and turn right on Hillsboro Road.
Travel 4.6 miles to a pull off on the left. C ross road on foot and travel road bed to swamp forest.
To reach Woods Dam, from I-24, go west towards AEDC, passing the main entrance and travel 3.2 miles and turn left on Winchester and Morris Ferry Boat Dock.
Travel 3.8 miles and bare right and go 1.4 miles further to the lake.
Access via Hwy 127 - Lat: 35.39877°N Long: -86.09453°W
Woods Reservoir near UTSI - Lat: 35.39877°N Long: -86.02331°W
Hours: daylight hours
Seasonality: year round
Site Description: This area comprised 32,000 acres of Oak-hickory hardwood forests and open pine savannas with scattered scrub/shrub and grassland habitats.
Native warm season grasses and wild flowers are common in open areas that are burned regularly. Forest burning and clearing of forest to provide early successional habitat has provided ample thickets and heavy cover for wildlife.
Woods Reservoir is a large open water reservoir with multiple viewing areas.
Wildlife to Watch: Forest songbirds are common year-round. Priority Neotropical forest migratory birds such as Kentucky Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and Wood Thrush are common in summer.