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.
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