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Reelfoot Lake State Park

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Address: Route 1, Box 2345, Tiptonville, TN 38079
Phone Number: +1 866-836-6757
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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 beautiful lake with rich history~

I grew up close to Reelfoot Lake and after about 30 years, I took my kids for a side day trip a couple weeks ago. We started out at the Visitor Center at the State Park. We looked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up close to Reelfoot Lake and after about 30 years, I took my kids for a side day trip a couple weeks ago. We started out at the Visitor Center at the State Park. We looked at the literature inside before venturing out back to the Rehab Raptor Center. When we were there they had 3 Bald Eagles,... More 

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Fredericktown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The lake is a really beautiful and unusual area. The park is in several different areas along the lake. There are several places to launch a boat and several boardwalks to get a good view of the lake. The visitors center has several cages with owls, eagles, etc. inside you can view the history of the lake and several snakes.... More 

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Florence
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We didn't have a lot of time to explore the area like we wanted. We would love to go back one day. The area is beautiful and the history of the lake is neat. Would love to go back and see some eagles!

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Thank Jennifer M
Southern Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The history of Reelfoot Lake is intriguing. The actual visitors center needs some TLC. The surrounding businesses and restaurants likely saw their prime in the 1980's. The boardwalk near the visitors center is kinda neat and is a great way to get an up close look at the Cypress trees.

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Thank Jeramie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I have been to many craft antique fairs.Reelfoot is by far the best.From the ease of parking to the location and shaded areas ,to the vendors and the hospitality from everyone.Most definitely will return

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Thank Tim O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Ventured to the arts and craft festival, found ourselves having a lovely picnic lunch before we walked around the enormous space of various booths and entertainment. Stopped by the Bald Eagle exhibit actually got to go inside the exhibit with a Wildlife officer, really neat experience. Definitely recommend visiting this national park!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I drove in near dusk and found a very helpful campground host. I paid $9 for a one night primitive camping site. He wanted to put me near others in a site that was more expensive than what I had paid for, I think to make me feel safe. I was alone and wanted to be away from others and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The camping ground was the breeding place for a zillion mosquitoes. We had a horrible experience. The staff should have made some effort to employee pest control measures so that campers could have a more pleasant camping experience.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I have heard about this place a few times, so when work brought me to the area, I made the time to take the trip. It was a 30 minute trip from Dyersburg on small country roads/highways that start out hilly but soon drop into the river valley and take you through agricultural surroundings. Drive safe out there and keep... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had originally planned two days here, but we ended up driving around the lake and going on home. Maybe if you have kids I could see spending more time? I was confused at why we didn't see many trees in the water, because so many photos of this place depict that. The best part was the... More 

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