Skip to Main Content

2019-20 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide Now Available

Lauderdale Waterfowl Refuge

Site Directions: Intersection of TN Highway 210 and Poplar Grove Road north of Halls, TN, Lauderdale County, TN

From Halls, TN, take TN Highway 210 north to Poplar Grove Road (about 2.4 miles). The refuge is on the right side of the road between Highway 210 and the South Forked Deer River.

Lat-Long: 35.9148, -89.386

Hours: Daylight hours

Seasonality All year but the best time to see birds in the winter when water management units are flooded. 

Fees: None

Landmarks: Look for the wildlife observation tower on the east side of the road.

Site Description: The site is mostly a large cleared and farmed bottomland area filled with water management units that can be managed for the benefit of waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds.

An enclosed and elevated viewing platform is available for use. Access is restricted to the observation tower and road only.

Wildlife to Watch
: An excellent site for viewing waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds depending on water level conditions.

Observers can view Snow, Ross's, Canada, and Greater White-fronted Geese, Mallards, Northern Pintail, Northern Shovelers, American Black Ducks, Ring-necked Duck, among other waterfowl in winter.

Bald Eagles are often seen in winter and there is often a large number of Red-tailed Hawks in the area.

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