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17th ANNUAL REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday, February 5, 2021

10:00am – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour ($14 per person)

1:30pm –   Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour

3:30pm –   Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour

10:00am – 8:00pm – Vendors Open in Ellington Hall Building (State Park)

Submit Entries for Art & Photography Contests at Tourism Booth (Deadline Saturday 11:00am)

7:00pm – Welcome & Overview FOR ALL Eagle & Waterfowl Watcher’s

7:30pm – Slide Show on Beauty & Creatures of the Wetlands at Reelfoot Lake

Saturday, February 6, 2021

6:00am – Sunrise Photo/Bus Tour – Meet at REELFOOT LAKE Visitors Center ($14 per person)

8:00am – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour ($14 per person)

8:00am – 8:00pm – Vendors Open at Ellington Hall (State Park)

10:00am – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour

10:00am – 4:00pm – Children’s ACTIVITIES – Paint a Beautiful Bird of the Wetlands ($7.00 fee) & Face Painting by Gina – Special Eagle Themed Art

11:00am – Deadline for SUBMITTING ENTRIES FOR Art & Photography Contests – Tourism Booth

11:00am – Live Birds of Prey with Ranger David Haggard

12:30 – New – John Lone Eagle – Native American Music; Featuring Native American Percussionist

1:30pm – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour by BUS

2:00pm – Live Birds of Prey Program – With John & Dale Stokes

3:30pm – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour by BUS

6:30pm – Ribbons will be placed on Art & Photography Contests

7:00pm – Live Birds of Prey Program – With John & Dale Stokes

Sunday, February 7, 2021

8:00am – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour ($14 per person)

10:00am –Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour

1:30pm – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours – 2-hour

8:00am-1:30pm Vendors Open

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR EAGLE TOURS

REELFOOT LAKE STATE PARK (731-253-9652)

TOURS DEPART FROM STATE PARK VISITOR’S CENTER – $14.00 PER PERSON

 https://tnstateparks.com/parks/reelfoot-lake

Dates: Friday, February 5, 2021 to Sunday, February 7, 2021

Meet: Reelfoot Lake State Park Hwy. 21 East Tiptonville, Tn. 38079 Across from Boyettes Dining Room

Time: 10:00am

Contact: Reelfoot Lake State Park  |  Phone: 17312539652  |  Email: vanessa.henson@tn.gov

Welcome to our newest member, Boyette’s Dining Room

Serving delicious food since 1921

Experience Reelfoot Lake’s Unique Historic Dining

Family style meals of TN country ham, fish, steaks and fried chicken

Enjoy kayaking, fishing, sightseeing and delicious meals!

!!!Crappie, bluegill, bass and catfish!!!

Call 731-253-2007 for a Visitor Guide! Or, click on “More Information, Brochure” to view our Visitor Guide.

The Visitor Guide has information about Reelfoot Lake, lodging and more.

Visit our “Lodging Page” for Resorts, cabins and campgrounds.

Rent a room and bring your boat or

book a package with lodging, boat, motor, bait, gas and ice.

Fishing Guides are available!

Stop by our office for a Free Lake Map!

  Fishing, Waterfowl, Birding, Hiking, History, Canoeing, Picnics in the Park, Eagle Watching!


“Come Discover the Wonders of Reelfoot Lake”

 

Reelfoot Lake is one of the Natural Wonders of the World and has long been a paradise for all outdoor enthusiasts and photographer’s.  Formed by the great earthquakes of 1811-1812 the Lake has 12,500 acres of water and 17,500 of land with an abundance of crappie, bluegill, catfish, bass, wildlife, birds and beautiful scenery.  The Lake’s unique atmosphere is truly one of Tennessee’s most valuable hidden treasures.  Annually, thousands of visitors discover Reelfoot Lake for the first time.  Many return again and again to enjoy its pristine waters, colorful scenery and relaxing atmosphere.

Reelfoot Lake is located in the Northwest corner of Tennessee and three miles from the Mississippi River. Within a day’s drive of many major cities including Memphis, St. Louis, Knoxville, Nashville, Little Rock, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Georgia & Chicago.
This shallow Cypress Field waters are recognized as one of the world’s greatest natural fish hatcheries. Among the 50 species of fish that call Reelfoot Lake home are large-mouth bass, catfish, bream, crappie and bluegill. Game & Fish Magazine: TWRA says “Reelfoot Lake is the top bluegill fishery in the state.” During the summer months American Lotus covers hundreds of acres on the east side of the lake. It is a perfect place for Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking & Birding. We are located on the Mississippi Flyway.

The Reelfoot area has been designated by the U.S. Department of Interior as a National Natural Landmark. At least 14 rare bird species may be seen including Bald and Golden Eagle, Swainson’s Warbler, Peregrine Falcon, and Mississippi Kite. Over 200 species of birds may be seen during the course of a year. Up to 200 Bald Eagles winter at Reelfoot along with thousands of Mallards and other waterfowl. Reelfoot Lake is situated along the Mississippi Flyway and is a favorite destination for duck and goose hunters.  Each year the lake attracts over 150,000 ducks and geese.  They can usually be seen on the north end of the lake in the late afternoon.  Duck and goose hunts are offered in field, open water or pothole hunting.  Duck hunting packages or guides are available upon request. This lake with its four waterfowl refuges – Long Point, Grassy Island, Black Bayou and Lake Isom – comprising 20,000 acres concentrates 600,000 or so ducks each year. Reelfoot duck hunters hunt from both stationary and boat blinds. They also enjoy hunting yo-yo ducks that fly south to Mississippi and Louisiana and then back north to Reelfoot due to weather and temperatures.

 Fishing Report: Go to our  “Fishing Page”
TN Vacation Guide – “The Soundtrack of America Made in Tennessee : https://www.tnvacation.com/guide
Visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Reelfoot-Lake-Tourism-Council-161905920631013/
 
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:31)

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