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TWRA Region III (Cumberland Plateau)

Sandhill crane on the Hiwassee Refuge

Location & General Information

464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
(get driving directions)

Contact the TWRA Region III Staff

For more information concerning the TWRA Region III area, please call us at (931) 484-9571 or 1-800-262-6704 if calling from within the state of Tennessee.

Welcome to Region III. The Crossville office is one of four regional offices found across the state. Located on the Cumberland Plateau it is headquarters for biologists, managers, secretaries, fisheries personnel and wildlife officers working in the 24 counties that make up Region III.

Region III is also home to over 23 of the state's nearly 100 Wildlife Management Areas. Ranging in size from 53 acres to nearly 625,000 acres, these areas provide sportsmen with unique hunting opportunities found no where else.

Edge TrekkerRegion III is further broken down into Law Enforcement “Districts” in order to more efficiently enforce hunting, fishing and boating rules and regulations along with meeting the needs of the sportsmen and public in those counties.

In addition, the Region III headquarters also includes TWRA’s sales office where hunters, anglers, and boaters can stop by during weekday business hours and purchase hunting/fishing licenses, permits, or boat registrations. Our office is open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Region III News

Winter Storm Damage Cleanup Continues at Catoosa Wildlife Management Area

Catoosa DamageDamage cleanup continues at Catoosa Wildlife Management Area (WMA) after the February 21st ice storm.  Some roads remain impassible and visitors should use caution when utilizing the WMA located in Cumberland, Morgan and Fentress Counties. The western portion of the WMA, near Potter’s Ford, received heavier damage.  However, visitors should be aware of overhead dangers when parking vehicles and walking trails throughout the entire WMA.

Catoosa WMA currently has over 70 miles of main gravel roads, 67 miles of large stone gravel roads and 200 miles of trails. “We have hard working employees. They’ve put in long days to have roads cleared and the area ready for WMA visitors and turkey hunters in the upcoming season” said Jim Lane, Catoosa WMA Manager. Five crews remain diligent in clearing roadways.  Crews include not only Catoosa WMA staff, but also engineering and forestry crews. Main corridors remain the primary focus.  However, crews hope to finish clearing all roads by June 1, 2015.

As a reminder, Catoosa WMA remains closed at this time and will reopen to all users on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Catoosa WMA is nearly 80,000 acres of primarily forested habitat available to the public for use.