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.
There is also a 1600 sq. ft. meeting room that can accommodate up to 125 people for small banquets. Contact the park for more information.
LodgingReelfoot Lake State Park offers a variety of accommodation options. The park's Airpark Inn has 20 rooms situated over the lake, each with its own balcony. (There is no restaurant at the Inn). There is also a five-unit motel at the Spillway area, each able to sleep 3 people. Reelfoot Lake also features two campgrounds, both with bathhouses with showers. All sites have water and electric hook ups and tables and grills.
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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. Reelfoot Lake is generally not used for swimming, but the park offers a swimming pool and wading pool for motel guests and overnight campers.
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.
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