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Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)
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Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, Haywood County, TN
Location Haywood and Hardeman counties Tennessee, United States
Nearest city Brownsville, Tennessee
Area 11,556 acres (46.77 km2)
Established 1964
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is an area of swampy bottomland consisting of a portion of the floodplain of the Hatchie River in West Tennessee, covering 11,556 acres (4,677 ha) in southern Haywood County and central Hardeman County. It is a rich environment for aquatic life and waterfowl. The refuge is bisected by both Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 70 and hence passed through by almost all motor vehicle traffic between Nashville and Memphis. Wildlife includes Fish, Snakes, and Mammals.

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