Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge

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Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
LocationLauderdale County, Tennessee, United States
Nearest cityRipley, Tennessee
Coordinates35°50′00″N 89°39′00″W / 35.83333°N 89.65000°W / 35.83333; -89.65000Coordinates: 35°50′00″N 89°39′00″W / 35.83333°N 89.65000°W / 35.83333; -89.65000
Area25,006 acres (101.20 km2)
Established1985
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteChickasaw National Wildlife Refuge

Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge is a 25,006-acre (101.20 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located along the Mississippi River in the northwestern part of Lauderdale County in West Tennessee. The area is noted for a diversity of wildlife, notably white-tailed deer, wild turkey, beaver, and waterfowl. Established in 1985, it occupies land that was once owned by the Anderson Tully Inc of Memphis, Tennessee.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.