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Bennett's Creek Water Trail

Kentucky Lake/Tennessee River

Location Overview

Location: Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge in Henry County, TN, on Kentucky Lake/Tennessee River Access: LCM Boat ramp just off of Bennett’s Creek Rd. on the Big Sandy Peninsula. No services/amenities, this area is very remote. Restrictions: This area is closed seasonally from Nov. 15th to Mar. 15th. Time Allotment: 2 hours+ Hazards: This area is very remote with limited cell phone service. Be prepared for emergencies. Scenic Area: Bennett’s Creek is a large quiet area to paddle with ease and gives access to the far side of the Big Sandy Peninsula. The areas within the bay is fairly protected from the wind. • Nice area with a variety of views. Many large fields can be seen from the water. You will also see large areas of bottomland hardwood forests. It also offers a beautiful view of Kentucky Lake. • Many miles of shoreline can be accessed just out the mouth of the bay. • Bring snacks, water, bug repellent, and binoculars Wildlife Viewing: Excellent • This area is very remote, therefore a wide variety of wildlife frequent the area throughout the year. o Osprey and eagles can be seen fishing in areas throughout the bay. o Coyotes are often seen patrolling the shoreline, even during the daytime. o Deer can be seen frequently at the shoreline. o A wide variety of songbirds are common sites along the forest edge. o Waterfowl begin arriving on their migration route just before we close for sanctuary. o Songbirds and other smaller birds are common. o Beaver frequent the shallower areas.   For more information visit: watertrails/
  • Launch Point
  • Free Parking
  • Boat Ramp

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