Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Site Directions: From I-40, take exit 56 and travel south on Hwy 76 for 2.5 miles the refuge headquarters. Turn left into the refuge.
Access is available primarily from roads throughout the refuge.
There are no major driving loops, however access is available via many spur roads off Hwy 76.
Caution must be taken when roads are wet as they can be treacherous.
Lat-Long: 35.49958, -89.25885, Hatchie NWR Headquarters
Lat-Long: 35.466472,-89.15588, Eddy lake area, east end of the NWR
Hours: daylight hours
Seasonality: daylight hours and depending on flooding of the Hatchie River
Site Description: Bottomland hardwood forests are the primary habitat type found at Hatchie NWR.
Open water in the form of several moderate sized lakes provide habitat for many waterfowl and shorebirds.
Obtain a park map from the refuge office and ask for current access and highlights to observe.
Wildlife to Watch: Prothonotary Warbler, American Redstart, and Acadian Flycatcher are abundant nesting birds.