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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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Good Eagle sightings because of a Good Guide

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David E
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank David E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank blankandson .
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Larry B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Photogirl2292
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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 

Thank Carolyn C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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!

1 Thank Jennifer M
Southern Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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.

Thank Jeramie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 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

Thank Tim O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 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!

Thank Tyler H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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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