Reelfoot Lake Eagle Tours
Plan Your Visit
Reelfoot Lake State Park
2595 Hwy 21E,
Tiptonville, TN 38079
Park Office (731) 253-8003
Eagle tours (731) 253-9652
Reservations (731) 253-9652
Campground (731) 253-9652
Visitor Center (731) 253-9652
Deep Swamp Canoe Trips - March & April
Join park naturalist for a unique canoe trip into the old growth Cypress forest of Reelfoot Lake. The canoes glide around huge cypress trees, a variety of birds are usually seen, including a nesting pair of Bald Eagles. This is one of the most unique areas of Reelfoot Lake, a place very few people have visited. Guided trips are offered Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. during March and April. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the park’s visitor center at 1-731-253-9652.
NEW - Campsite Reservation System
Online reservations for campsites are now available. This service will offer visitors more ease and convenience when it comes to their park stay.
» Reelfoot Lake Campground Reservations
Reelfoot Lake State Park, located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, is one of the greatest hunting and fishing preserves in the nation. The lake encompasses 25,000 acres (15,000 of which are water) and harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird, as well as the golden and American bald eagles. Other animals are also diverse and abundant here. Its many species of flowering and non-flowering plants attract botany enthusiasts from all over the country. Cypress dominates the margins of the lake, but many other trees and shrubs are also present.
Campgrounds, bathrooms, boardwalk, fishing piers and picnic areas are wheelchair accessible.
Dragonfly and Damselfly Checklist
Conference Center and Meeting Rooms
Reelfoot's 400-seat, air conditioned auditorium with kitchen facilities is perfect for banquets and conventions. It is available year-round, and rental cost is small. The adjacent Visitor Center houses interesting exhibits pertaining to the natural and cultural history of Reelfoot Lake, and a variety of audio-visual programs. Admission is free. Behind the Visitor Center is the cypress boardwalk nature trail.
Reelfoot Lake features two campgrounds
, each having bathhouses with showers. All sites have water and electric hook ups and tables and grills.
Spillway Area Units
Under construction for new cabins starting in May.
There's a lot to do and see at Reelfoot Lake State Park! Fishing can be done year-round, and there are three different trails to be hiked. There's even an auto tour that circles the lake. There are also a lot of places available for picnicking, including some with play areas for the children and some with fishing piers.
The park's programs (such as the Bald Eagle and Waterfowl Tours, scenic boat tours and more) are also popular activities. While at the park, stop by the R.C. Donaldson Memorial Museum, which features natural and cultural exhibits of the area.
Click a link below for photos and more information on that activity.