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Reelfoot Lake State Park

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2595 Hwy 21 E, Tiptonville, TN 38079
+1 731-253-9652
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Brought my son for a spring break fishing getaway. The crappie were not biting and we only caught... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hrhhw
Wonderful hidden treasure spot - most breathtaking sunsets.

Secluded state park that has deep rooted cypress trees all along the lake of Reelfoot. This is not... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Jennifer T
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This hunting and fishing harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird, as well as the golden and American bald eagles.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cypress trees” (19 reviews)
“bald eagles” (18 reviews)
“visitor center” (14 reviews)
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2595 Hwy 21 E, Tiptonville, TN 38079
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+1 731-253-9652
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"cypress trees"
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"bald eagles"
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"visitor center"
in 14 reviews
"pontoon boat"
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"catfish"
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"white pelicans"
in 2 reviews
"certain times of the year"
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"birds of prey"
in 4 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 4 reviews
"duck hunting"
in 2 reviews
"local animals"
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"fishing trip"
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"day trip"
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"tour bus"
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"nice museum"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought my son for a spring break fishing getaway. The crappie were not biting and we only caught 2 fish the 3 days we were there but really enjoyed the beauty of the lake. The workers were very helpful and having a boat waiting on...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Reelfoot Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So happy you brought your son to the lake to fish. We use cane poles and wax worms along with jigs and power bait. It's like stepping back in time. Come again soon :)

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Secluded state park that has deep rooted cypress trees all along the lake of Reelfoot. This is not usually getaway spot. There’s not hotels or restaurants lined up with souvenir shop everywhere. This is a paradise nestled away from almost everything. The most beautiful sunsets...More

Thank Jennifer T
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Tennessee S, Owner at Reelfoot Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to take in the beauty of Reelfoot! We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We stopped here to have lunch. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We had the whole place to our self and the view is breath taking. This is the third time i have been here. The lake has fish in it and the fishing is...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Reelfoot Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for your visits and for nice review! We hope to see you fishing here again very soon.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We drove up to Reelfoot Lake State Park the end of February to see the bald eagles and take the tour. The tour was great with Joe, the ranger, but unfortunately we did not see that many eagles. I recommend taking the tour, but doing...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This was a trip to observe bald eagles. Unfortunately the days we were there were near the end of their season of stay, plus it was exceptionally windy. We did observe several of their nests, the general locations provided to us by a park ranger...More

Thank Kenneth D
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Stop at the Visitor center FIRST to get up to speed. tour the indoor exhibits for 20 minutes and then get a map from the ranger to find the best places to see nesting eagle, swimming ducks, feeding snow geese and so forth. Staff are...More

Thank Doug S
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Tennessee S, Owner at Reelfoot Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thanks for your suggestion to come by the Visitor's Center for information on the park and our tours. We will be sure to pass on your kind remarks to our staff! We hope to see you here soon!

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. We lodged outside of the park but attended all of the festivities of Eagle Festival. We saw the birds of prey show, the wildlife show, took an eagle bus tour, went to the opening talk on Friday, explored the visitors center, walked the...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Reelfoot Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for your wonderfully detailed review of Reelfoot Lake. The Eagles and Cypress trees are plentiful and a unique hallmark of our region in Tennessee. Come enjoy more family getaways soon! We just cut the ribbon on our brand new lake front cabins!

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Had never been to reel foot lake or the park. We went the weekend of the eagle festival. It was crowded but they had several buses for tour so it wasn’t an issue. The eagle bus tour was a bargain for $10. Looked for 2...More

Thank Paula S
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Tennessee S, Owner at Reelfoot Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Looking forward to having you back for the pontoon tour! Thanks for your great review and recommendation of our Eagle Tour.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

My wife and I decided to go to Reelfoot lake to take a tour to see the Bald eagles that are there each winter.We reside in Memphis TN so it was a short drive approx. 2 hours to get there, upon arrival we checked in...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Reelfoot Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

It sound like you really selected the perfect time to visit Reelfoot Lake State Park! We always appreciate hearing that our guided hikes and outings provide value to our visitors. Thanks very much for the review and we hope you will visit another one of...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I used our binoculars a lot while at Reelfoot Lake State Park yesterday! We saw 5 bald eagles, dozens of white pelicans, several double-crested cormorant, killdeer, mallards, etc. 😃 The views and sounds were pretty awesome. We heard so many birds and...More

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markcmckee58
11 March 2018|
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Response from teachme3244 | Reviewed this property |
We are not fisherfolks, so I don’t know. But there are many rangers who I am sure could help you.
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Linda C
21 February 2018|
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Response from Banchansky | Reviewed this property |
The tour guides are excellent at spotting them out roosting in the trees. They stop and get out of the bus and set up telescopes if they are far away so that everyone can sneak a peek. I would think you would still be able... More
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23 January 2018|
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Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
We did a self-guided tour by auto. I would allow at least three hours to take the drive around this area, and be sure to check out Boyette's restaurant, which is nearby, if you like catfish, and good home-style cooking. I am... More
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