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Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Office location: Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, 4343 Hwy 157 Union City, TN 38261, Tiptonville, TN
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+1 731-538-2481

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If you like watching lots of Snow Geese fuss at each other you will love this place

The colder it is up north the more ducks, Eagles, and Snow Geese come to Reelfoot and settle down on the Refuge. This year (2017) only about 20,000 showed up but they were a hoot... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The colder it is up north the more ducks, Eagles, and Snow Geese come to Reelfoot and settle down on the Refuge. This year (2017) only about 20,000 showed up but they were a hoot to watch and listen to. The Visitor Center is not the one on the lower bank of Reelfoot Lake. It's about a 20 minute drive... More 

Thank blankandson .
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed driving around the lake and seeing the area. We did not see many ducks on our visit. It was a nice day and the temperatures were in the 60s.

Thank Nancy H
Monee, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Very cool place to visit. Lots of animals to see. Bald eagles, red tail hawks, many differents types of snakes, and there is alot to learn about the history of Reel Foot Lake.

3 Thank Kristy B
Newbern, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 February 2008

If you want to get really isolated in your bird watching, go to the Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge. It is in an extremely isolated part of northwestern Tennessee, along the Lake-Obion County border. The refuge has a 600-acre lake, along with open fields and woodlands. It is 1,800 acres in all. Visitor facilities are at a bare minimum. There... More 

5 Thank DyersburgTraveler

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