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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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Eagle watching

This was a trip to observe bald eagles. Unfortunately the days we were there were near the end of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kenneth D
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State Park first stop of Eagle Watching

Stop at the Visitor center FIRST to get up to speed. tour the indoor exhibits for 20 minutes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug S
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cypress trees” (18 reviews)
“bald eagles” (17 reviews)
“visitor center” (13 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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"catfish"
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"birds of prey"
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"live snakes"
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"white pelicans"
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"certain times of the year"
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"pontoon boat"
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"duck hunting"
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"local animals"
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"arts and crafts"
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"beautiful area"
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"fishing trip"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Nicely planned. Activities for all ages. Helpful nice rangers and staff. Planned activities with online reservations was very nice. Museum inside center very interesting. Outside wildlife and walking area very nice. Hope to see Tenn to complete their new building soon.

Thank Evelyn K
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We are very disappointed with our experience in Reelfoot Lake southern campground and other Tennessee state parks. Once again, we are encountering poorly maintained and dirty campsites. The beautiful scenery doesn't make up for debris scattered sites. There was litter & trash on our site,...More

Thank DLAD
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Nice place for a picnic, boating, or just enjoying the scenery. Some of the boardwalks we went on are in need of a little maintenance, but overall, we enjoyed getting out and getting close to nature. The information center has a small museum inside, and...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The people at the state park are fabulous, We took the boat tour it was fantastic the people are so well informed about the lake and all the wild life it was a wonderful experience.

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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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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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claire k
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Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
I believe so.This is their phone number: (731) 253-8003. It's a really cool place to spend some time! Try Boyette's Restaurant, which is nearby. It's simply awesome!
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