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Eagle soaring


 Cypress Grove Nature Park is now open at our FALL/WINTER hours of operation: 8:00 am until 5:00pm

Daily hours: 8:00 am until 7:00pm Spring/Summer

 Open 7 days a week and Holidays

* Please Note: Cypress Grove is located in the FLOODplain of the Forked Deer River, and may be forced to close occasionally due to flooding. Please call or text our emergency number at 731-6234-0301 for updates if there is flooding occurring in West TN.

* Pet Owners Please Note:
Pets are not allowed on the boardwalk at Cypress Grove Nature Park.
They are welcome on leash in any grassy or wooded areas off the boardwalk.

Cypress Grove Nature Park is owned and operated by the City of Jackson - Recreation & Parks Department. There is no charge for admission.

Cypress Grove Nature Center

Cypress Grove is a preserve for indigenous wildlife, waterfowl, plants and trees. Just minutes from downtown Jackson and easily accessible from Interstate 40, the Park annually attracts tens of thousands of visitors. It offers over a mile of winding, elevated boardwalk through a cypress forest. The Park's features include: Rockwell Observation Tower, 25 acre Wood Duck Lake, Killdeer Pond, and the Aerie Trail Raptor Center.

Aerie Trail

A sanctuary for injured hawks, eagles, owls and other birds of prey, the Raptor Center is also an educational facility. The Park regularly offers educational classes and programs on nature, wildlife and ecology.

The Raptor Center is also an educational facility

In addition to education and preservation, Cypress Grove Nature Park is a favorite location to walk, fish or simply enjoy the serenity of the cypress forest. Gazebos and benches along the walkway provide quiet spots to rest and observe nature. Visitors may spot ducks, heron, beaver, deer or any of the waterfowl or wildlife that make the park their home.

Cypress Grove Nature Park is located on West Airways Blvd. (Hwy. 70 west) in Jackson, TN and is open seven days a week, 7:30am until dusk. Facilities include a picnic pavilion and restrooms. Group tours are available by appointment. Admission to the park is free.

Frog capturing food

Links and Downloads:

Cypress Grove Nature Park Brochure

Map of the park and driving directions

Environmental Science Information: https://www.environmentalscience.org/


Cypress Grove Nature Park

'Take a Walk on the WILD Side!"

Advance reservations are required for all Cypress Grove programs.  Programs may be cancelled if there are not enough registered. 


Cypress Grove Group Tours

Clubs, organizations, Scouts, School and Daycare groups…contact Charlie Corum at 731-234-0301 for reservations.  (Two-week’s notice suggested)


 Cypress Grove Scout Badge and Homeschool Workshops

Schedule a workshop or special program for your group.  Workshops available in Geology, Astronomy, Outdoors Skills, Endangered Species and Wildlife, Forestry, Nature, etc.  Contact Charlie Corum at 731-234-0301 to schedule a workshop for your group.


Nature Studies

Contact us: 731-234.0301 (Mon-Fri)

or e-mail: [email protected]

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