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Cheatham WMA

Site Directions:  Take Hwy 49 toward Charlotte.  Cross the river and continue four miles to Hwy. 250.

Turn left onto Hwy 250 and go four miles to the WMA entrance, on your left.

The check station is three miles from the entrance and maps are outside the check station. 

Checking Station - Lat: 36.20276°N Long: -87.10089°W

Hours: day light hours

Seasonality: year round

Fees: none

Site Description: Cheatham WMA, 20.810 acres, consists of primarily upland hardwood forests with some pine stands present. There are also open fields, scrub shrub, and food plots where wildlife may congregate.

Miles of gates roads and ATV trails are excellent hiking trails and are available in many places off the main gravel roads that snake through the WMA.

Wildlife to Watch: Spring and fall passerine migration can be fantastic, with many warblers, vireos, and tanagers present.

Blackburnian Warbler and Bay-breasted Warbler are possible migrants in spring, while Prairie Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat nest on site.

Cerulean Warblers are uncommon nesting birds. Deer and Wild Turkey are commonly seen from roadsides and in fields year round. 

NOTE: Please refer to Refuge personnel and the  TWRA Hunting Guide about hunting seasons and public access dates. Access dates vary by site.

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

Tennessee WMA Rules and Regulations

Birds of Cheatham WMA from eBird submissions

Cheatham WMA Sign
Cheatham WMA Sign
Well maintained gravel roads crisscross the forests of Cheatham WMA.
Well maintained gravel roads crisscross the forests of Cheatham WMA.