Chickamauga Wildlife Management Area

The Tennesssee and Hiwassee River watersheds provide hunting opportunities for a variety of big and small game, including waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes.


Drawings are held each October for seasonal blind/spots, located to the north and east of Chattanooga. Waterfowl hunting is permitted Thursday - Sunday, and the first and last day of duck season.

Waterfowl hunting permits and WMA seasons are managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources agency. 

Activity type 
TWRA licensed hunters only: blinds, boats

Related Activities
Flat water kayaking/canoeing, birding

Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs and Rhea Counties, Tennessee

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Hiwassee Check Station
45.3 miles | 55 minutes

GPS Coordinates (Hiwassee Check Station)
35.395382, -84.992534

Google Map

Dates | Hours 
Waterfowl seasons begin late November and run through early February

Rest Rooms

Overnight Camping

Dog training
September 1 - March 15 (Except for late duck season)

Contact Information
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region III
464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555

Poaching Hotline
(800) 241-0767

Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Check Station
525 Priddy Lane
Birchwood, TN 37308

Tennesssee Wildlife Resources Agency Region III

Chickamauga Wildlife Management Area