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Reelfoot Lake State Park

Route 1, Box 2345, Tiptonville, TN 38079
866-836-6757, 731-253-7756
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: 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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited on a gorgeous autumn afternoon. I couldn't stop taking pictures of the cypress trees! We stopped at two observation decks before we went to the visitor's center. We were delighted to see a live bald eagle and four owls in enclosures behind the building. We walked on the boardwalk through the trees and took pictures of the lake.... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wide variety of crafts ( fall and otherwise). Wide variety of food. Some of it is a little pricey. Example - one ear of grilled corn is $5. But a good place to get items for fall and winter decorating. Or a cap and name tag for your dog. Fun day to look, buy, and eat. It runs for 3... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were in the area for a couple of days to fish. The park was a great stop. We were there during the off season so many activities were not in operation. The staff was super friendly and the boardwalk was a pretty walk.

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310 reviews 310 reviews
72 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We did not see the eagles but may be back this winter when more are in the area. We have photographed the eagles here before.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was our first time at Reelfoot Lake State Park campground. We stayed from 7/15/22014-7/20/2014. We have a 36 ft. Class A motor home and were able to reserve a site (#19) right on the lake. The campground is very large with over 350 sites. The only complaint about our site would be it was short. The campground is flat... More

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Atoka, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great day trip with some beautiful scenery! Good photo ops of wild life and the surrounding cypress trees and knots ! Visitor Center had several Bald Eagles, hawks and owls on view. Boyettes across the street has some good catlish and/or ham dinners ! A must stop while in the area. Historical Civil War marker for Island # 10 which... More

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Jackson, TN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our photography club took a field trip to Reelfoot Lake State Park last weekend. We booked a lake tour on a pontoon boat. It was a truly great tour. Our guide/boat pilot was very knowledgeable about the lake, the wildlife and the flora and fauna around it. She knew the places to take us for some really awesome photo opportunities... More

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Malden, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We took a 2 hour drive to Reelfoot Lake to do a little photography and walk some trails. A lot of things have changed since we visited it as children. The boardwalk through the marshy area was a nice walk to take and we saw water snakes, herons, ducks, turtles and fish. There is a nice visitor center where you... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stopped at the visitor center for about an hour. The boardwalk was the highlight for me. The walkway is built on wooden posts placed in the lake. It meanders through tall bald cypress trees which are majestic. We saw several turtles sunning themselves and numerous water birds floating on the water. I imagine there's far more wildlife during warmer... More

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Burlison, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We live about 1.5 hours away, and figured this would be a good first trip in our motorhome. The spots, are level, paved, and very clean. most of the water front spots have 50amp service. All the sites have picnic tables, grills, and fire pits. The bath houses are very clean. This is a must see and must return state... More

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