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Reelfoot Lake State Park

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Address: Route 1, Box 2345, Tiptonville, TN 38079
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+1 866-836-6757

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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This was my first trip to the Reelfoot Lake area, and the Reelfoot Lake State Park was very much worth the stop, if you want to learn about the history of the area,and they have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
Kevil, Kentucky
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Kevil, Kentucky
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139 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to the Reelfoot Lake area, and the Reelfoot Lake State Park was very much worth the stop, if you want to learn about the history of the area,and they have a 'nature walk' where was very interesting. The nature walkway goes out into the lake a little bit, and locals often come here to fish.... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center is small but very informative and has live snakes and birds of prey as well as stuffed birds. They have eagles and owls that are in for rehab or with permanent injuries as well as a boardwalk that goes out into the cypress swamp. Even though it was March we saw a bald eagle in the wild,... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cypress trees/knees growing in Lake. Hear the story of formation and how the Mississippi River ran backward in the earthquake of 1812 (?). Unusual scenery and takes little time to learn quite a lot of history. Fishing is big here also.

1 Thank tommynbonnie
Colfax, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A park to explore the beauty of the lake. A great place to watch bald eagles. Park attendant was very nice. Read the story of the 2000 earthquakes that occur in less than a year that resulted the Mississippi River to run backwards that eventually formed this lake. An amazing place to be.

Thank Robert L D
Marietta, Georgia
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275 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The GPS led me a bit astray and finding the visitor's center proved a challenge to me. The history of the lake, being created by an earthquake fascinates me. The cypress trees are beautiful. The visitor center proper is older in style, but they have some live beasties on display (wounded/saved birds and snakes). The boardwalk goes into the lake... More 

Thank CobbCoGA
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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355 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A really nice Tennessee State Park to spend some leisure time just taking in all of the beautiful surroundings.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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192 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I recent went to Reelfoot Lake to see the Eagles (no, not a concert - the REAL eagles). Anyway, we had each been there years ago, but we had not had a guided tour on our first visits. Truly, the best way to see the eagles is with a Tour Guide. Jerry was very pleasant, friendly and... More 

2 Thank David E
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64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A cold winter up north will shoo about 200 Bald Eagles to Reelfoot during Jan - Feb. If it's not cold up north, they don't come. About 35 resident couple Eagles live there and many are easy to find. In the rest of the year, come take a boat ride, go fishing, duck hunting in the winter months, just a... More 

1 Thank blankandson .
Little Rock, Arkansas
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

It has been almost 40 years since I had visited Reelfoot Lake. On this occasion, we were attending the 13th Annual Bald Eagle Festival. We had 2 other couples with us. Beyond a doubt, it was one of the most interesting, fun, and educational days we have spent in sometime. Reelfoot Lake itself is a great history lesson, being formed... More 

3 Thank Larry B
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79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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