Nolichucky WMA

Site Directions: From the intersection of US 11E and West Summer Street in Greeneville,   Take TN-70 South for 2.5 miles.  

Turn left onto Lincoln Drive for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Allens Bridge Road for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Meadow Creek Road for 1.4 miles.  Slight left onto Birds Bridge Road for 1.4 miles.

The destination will be on the right before crossing the bridge.

Lat: 36.086585°N Long: -82.824962°W

Hours: daylight hours

Seasonality:   Open year-round. The WMA is primarily accessed by boat at Kinser Park and Birds Bridge Boat ramps.   There are no roads within the WMA.   Nolichucky is foot travel only.

Fees: none

Greene County • 1,000 acres

Ten miles south of Greeneville

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Waterfowl - Blinds, blind materials and decoys must be removed daily at the end of legal shooting hours. During all waterfowl seasons, boats may not be anchored, moored or aground more than 1 hour after legal waterfowl hunting hours or earlier than 1 hour before legal shooting hours.

Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15


Site Description: The Nolichucky WMA also known as Davy Crocket Lake and is very shallow.  The 383-acre reservoir extends upstream about 6 miles from the dam.

The Nolichucky Dam and Powerhouse was built by the Tennessee Eastern Electric Company in 1913.   The reservoir has been maintained by the Tennessee Valley Authority(TVA) since 1945. TVA suspended hydroelectric power production in 1972 due to excessive siltation within the reservoir.

Since 1972, the area has been used for wildlife management, environmental education, and  Kinser Park

Nolichucky WMA is part of The Blue Ridge Conservation Opportunity Area (COA)

Wildlife to Watch: For the birdwatcher, Nolichucky is a good place in East Tennessee area to find a large variety of hawks, sparrows, waterfowl, and neotropical migrants.

Note: Please refer to TWRA Hunting Guide about hunting seasons and public access dates.

Contact Information

Region 4 office: 423-587-7037
Toll Free: 1-800-332-0900
Email the office
Area Manager: David Sams (423) 235-4882


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