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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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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6 reviews 6 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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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My friends and I stopped here on our way back to Chicago. There are many areas off the main road where you can park and walk out on a dock to fish or view the lake. There are also picnic areas and places for the kids to play. I'm excited to go back during the winter months and maybe take... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Beautiful fishing only lake. Overnight accommodations are expensive for families. Local restaurants food good southern cooking fair prices. Hiking trails and fishing piers located around lake. Enjoyed the sunsets.

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Did a quick afternoon trip with our daughters, ages 6 & 7, to the visitor center. Very nice display of animals including bald eagles, hawk, owls, many snakes. Museum is nice but didn't spend much time inside. Nature boardwalk though the water was neat with more wildlife seen. Very shady area even on a hot sunny day. Many parks and... More

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
47 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We checked in at the Ranger station and museum. There were many interesting critters and lots of information. We hiked a bit and took a car ride around most of the lake. It is a really beautiful area.

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