Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge

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Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Stewart County, Tennessee, United States
Nearest city Dover, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°28′00″N 87°44′00″W / 36.46667°N 87.73333°W / 36.46667; -87.73333Coordinates: 36°28′00″N 87°44′00″W / 36.46667°N 87.73333°W / 36.46667; -87.73333
Area 8,862 acres (35.86 km2)
Established 1962
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/crosscreeks/

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is a part of the U.S. system of National Wildlife Refuges located along the Lake Barkley impoundment of the Cumberland River in Stewart County, Tennessee near Dover, covering 8,862 acres (35.86 km2). It provides habitat for a wide variety of waterfowl and aquatic plant life in what is a largely wetlands environment. Cross Creeks is the only National Wildlife Refuge located entirely in Middle Tennessee as of 2006.

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