Shelton Ferry WMA
Site Directions: 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.
Site Directions: From Clarksville, take Hwy 48/13 south across the Cumberland River and stay on Hwy 48 towards Dickson. In 0.7 miles turn left onto Southside Rd. Turn left on Southside Drive and follow past Shooting Complex.
This road ends in the Shelton's Ferry river bottoms and paved roads provide access north to boat ramp and south to various sections of the WMA.
Lat-Long: 36.40384, -87.28509
Hours: day light hours
Seasonality: year round
Site Description: This site is 628 acres of primarily agriculture fields with some grassy/scrub fields. A wetland near the northwest corner of the WMA has a small Great Blue Heron rookery. Mature forest stands are small, but trees line the river's edge.
Wildlife to Watch: Look for Great Blue Herons from March through fall. Bald Eagles may be seen year round. Check the grassy fields for sparrows and other early successional species. Dickcissels, Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings, Yellow-breasted Chats, Common Yellowthroats, Field Sparrows and Red-headed Woodpeckers are common across the WMA. Prothonotary and Yellow-throated Warblers are regular as well.st 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.