Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tiptonville

#35 of 102 in Wildlife in Tennessee
Must see · Water Body · State Park
Reelfoot Lake State Park is a state park in the northwest corner of Tennessee in the United States. It encompasses Reelfoot Lake and is situated in Lake and Obion counties. A major hunting and fishing preserve, it comprises 25,000 acres (100 km2), 15,000 acres (61 km2) of which are water, and harbors almost every kind of shorebird, as well as the golden and American bald eagles. Other animals are also diverse and abundant. The many species of flowering and non-flowering plants attract botany enthusiasts from all over the country. Baldcypress dominates the margins of the lake, but many other trees and shrubs are also present.

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  • As my husband says, "At Reelfoot Lake, you can't take a bad picture." Being a photographer, I told him that he was right, but you can take even better pictures with the right gear! We saw Eagles...  more »
  • Enjoyed Reelfoot Lake State Park. Spotted some bald eagle nests and saw a bald eagle in a tree. Wonderful scenery.  more »
  • Very historical site. There is plenty of places to hike along the water and see different wild life. If you are into turtles this is your place! You can find guided hunts and fishing for a great experience. Also hosts many bass tournaments with plenty of prizes. Local restaurant all have good food and several local hotels right on the water. Plenty of camping areas and the spillways are fun to watch. Plenty of chances to catch huge fish or a huge mess of crappie if that's what you want. Some of the local restaurants have live music sometime. The museum there is a great place to learn about the animals and land and lore. As a child the earthquake simulator was always fun!
  • Beautiful lake. We took a boat for an educational tour. Very relaxing. Our guide was very informative of the lakes history and the surrounding wildlife.

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