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TENNESSEE WILDLIFE VIEWING TRAIL » Middle Tennessee
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Camden WMA

Site Directions: Camden WMA is located on Hwy 70, on the west bank of Kentucky Lake in Benton County. Two access points are located on Hwy 70. The main access road leading through the majority of the WMA is located approximately 1 miles west of the river.
Main entrance: Lat-Long: 36.01601, -88.01683
Hours: daylight hours
Seasonality: year round, but also depending on flooding and hunting seasons
Fees: none

Site Description: Cropland and bottomland hardwood forests are intertwined within the 3,692 acres of Camden WMA. Some grassy fields are present and likely good for sparrows. River front access with boat ramps provide views of expanses of water.

Wildlife to Watch: Cropland supports many deer and turkey when water levels are low. In winter and during levels of high water on the Tennessee River, much of Camden WMA is flooded, providing ample habitat for waterfowl. When water levels are low, but forests remain flooded, Rusty Blackbird habitat is ample and they may be found here. River front access provides views of Great Blue Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorants, American White Pelicans, among other waterbirds and waterfowl. In spring, Bobolinks are found in purple vetch along the roadsides. Dickcissel and Orchard Orioles are found along the ag field edges.

NOTE:
Please refer to TWRA Hunting Guide about hunting seasons and public access dates. Access dates vary by site.


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Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas.