Mingo Swamp WMA

Directions and Description

Site Directions: From Winchester, Tennessee, travel west on Hwy 50 to Owl Hollow Road, travel south on Owl Hollow Road, turn right onto Cole Lane to access the north area, continue south on Owl Hollow Road and turn left on Mingo Road, which travels along the boundary.  A third access point is on Owl Hollow Road, Lat: 35.15153°N Long: -86.196306°W, an old field that has grown up in the thick early successional forest.  Lat: 35.173458°N Long: -86.202679°W, on Cole Road there is access to warm-season grasses and forest.

The WMA is open year-round during daylight hours, note hunting seasons.  General access to the WMA is free, however license fees may apply.

TWRA Contact Information: Region 2 Office: 1-615-781-6622, Toll-Free: 1-800-624-7406, E-mail the office, TWRA Area Manager: Stacy Stevenson 1-931-968-6215

The WMA is located in Franklin County Tennessee, is approximately 460 acres and is a mix of mature hardwoods and open fields and shrubs. The access area off Cole Road has some good warm-season grass fields with access to mature forest.  Other areas are primarily mature hardwood forests. These areas are often flooded during wet times of the year and may hold water for extended periods of time.  General woodland birding is excellent. Old fields provide habitat for sparrows, towhees, and northern bobwhites. Open areas provide a habitat for waterfowl in winter. 



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Regulations & Dates

Big Game, Small Game, Trapping, and Dog Training - Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Dove (Youth Only) - Sept. 7, 2024. Youth only (6-16) must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.

Dove - Sept. 8, 2024. Entire WMA is open to all ages for the remainder of the statewide dove season.

Quail - Nov. 2, 2024 - Jan. 15, 2025.

Mingo Swamp WMA Field