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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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Dover
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Memphis
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Brownsville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We loved our visit at the park headquarters. The children loved seeing the reptiles and the eagles and owls they had there. The boat rides are wonderful. And you learn so much about the lake and MUST do!!!

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LaPorte, Indiana
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It was really cool to walk through the Cyprus trees over Reelfoot Lake. The long wooden pier went through the Cyprus trees and you could see all the natural wildlife and large Cyprus knees popping out of the water.

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Blytheville, Arkansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Weather was great we camped there for a couple of days and fished during the day and ran some cat fish lines at night. Didn't have much luck during the day but collected a bunch of cats at night. Wouldn't bring my boat on the lake though the stumps will tear it up unless you know where you are going.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My wife and I recently traveled to Reelfoot to participate in the eagle watching tours. I believe these are held between the months of November - February. We had a great experience getting to see 6 different eagles, including one sitting on its nest. A couple of words of advice for the tour: 1.) The best days to see the... More

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