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Reelfoot Lake State Park

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Address: Route 1, Box 2345, Tiptonville, TN 38079
Phone Number: 866-836-6757, 731-253-7756
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This hunting and fishing harbors almost every kind of shore and wading...

This hunting and fishing harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird, as well as the golden and American bald eagles.

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Uniquely Beatiful Natural Area

The state park is located in the Mississippi Flyway for migratory birds, including annually returning bald eagles who have nests at the lake. Made it as a day trip from Memphis... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The state park is located in the Mississippi Flyway for migratory birds, including annually returning bald eagles who have nests at the lake. Made it as a day trip from Memphis. The drive was easy, about 2 hours. The state park rangers are friendly and seem to enjoy their work and the visitors. We took the bus tour ($5 fee)... More 

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, if you're not a hunter you MUST go by the State of Tenn. Welcome Center, particularly during Eagle watching season. The bus tour (at a very nominal fee) is great--we had Shane as a ranger and he knew everything along with uncanny abilty to spot wildlife. One can rent a boat to fish or watch birds, they are available.

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Southaven, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had both an afternoon tour and the morning tour. Our guide went out of his way to find the best photo opportunity. We saw 12 eagles on the afternoon tour and 32 on the morning tour. Best $20 spent!! Go to the evening bird of prey show, free to the public and great show!

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Thank janetsweeting
Benton, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Between December and March this is a hot spot for Bald Eagle watching and photographing. We usually make a day of it and drive all the way around the lake with a side trip up on the Mississippi river levee. There are several eagle nests located along the levee and around the lake. A birder's paradise with Bald Eagles, Ducks,... More 

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Clifton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I tood a group to visit the park and we all enjoyed the trip we took a walk aroung the museum and saw all there was to see.

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Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Fantastic scenery, wildlife viewing is fantastic. We got to see Bald Eagles!! Ducks and geese were there also.

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Woodward, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

So amazing to see hemlocks growing this far north in swampy waters formed when the Mississippi River backed up during the New Madrid earthquake in the 1800's. Nice nature/conservation facility. I've seen better but it has possibilities. Wonderful board walk out into the swampy area. Heads up there are lots of mosquitos because of all the standing water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I grew up about an hour from Reelfoot Lake. Our large family would come up to eat at either Boyette's or Blue Bank Restaurant. This was a really big treat and took all afternoon. I still try to get up there every few years just to eat. Both restaurants serve family style with heaping portions of fried catfish, chicken, and... More 

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Waco, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Such a beautiful place! We got info a week before arriving and were told that 3 hour pontoon cruises were offered Mon. through Friday, but when we got there we found out that the college students who gave the cruises had gone back to school and the other man who normally gave them was on a business trip. We were... More 

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Arlington, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The visitor's center is simple and has some interesting facts to share. There are a few local specimens to see up and personal. The board walk is breathe taking and a must.

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