Things to do

Reelfoot Lake offers Fishing, Hunting, Birding, Photography, Nature Trails, Observation Towers, Weekly flea markets these are a variety of outdoor activities at Reelfoot Lake. Guided hunting and fishing trips are also available.You can take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk behind the State Park Visitor Center. The majestic cypress trees rise from the water, herons sneak through the swamp grass and American Bald Eagles often fly overhead.  Reelfoot Lake State Park (731-253-9652) offers a variety of seasonal activities including naturalist guided pontoon boat cruises (From May – September), bald eagle and waterfowl tours and deep swamp canoe floats (Every weekend in March & April). Canoe Floats depart from the Reelfoot Lake State Park Visitor’s Center at 1:00 PM on Saturdays (1 Hour Trip) & 9:00AM on Sundays (3 Hour Trip). The State Park provides Canoe, Life Jacket & Paddles. A small Fee is required for some activities. Jet & water skiing and swimming is also permitted in the washout.

  • There are numerous public boat ramps and fishing piers conveniently located around the lake.  Fishing guides can be hired to help newcomers learn how to navigate around the lake and learn more about the hotspots.  During peak months in Fall & Spring it’s not uncommon for fishermen to return with their limit of fish. Many of the Resorts rent Jon Boats for the day. Visit our “Lodging Page” for more information.
    The winter months at Reelfoot Lake feature one of the largest populations of bald eagles outside of Alaska, which migrate in from the colder northern climates to take advantage of Northwest Tennessee’s is relatively mild winters.  During the winter daily guided tours are offered by bus to observe our national symbol.
    The Annual Eagle Festival is the first weekend in February offers a variety of special programs including Eagle and photography tours.
    Guided Eagle & Waterfowl Tours are conducted by Reelfoot Lake State Park & US Fish & Wildlife:
    Reelfoot Lake State Park Tours are 7 days a week – A fee of $10 per person – 731-253-9652
    US Fish & Wildlife Tours are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8AM & Noon – No Charge – 731-538-2481

    Kayak Rentals at Blue Bank Resort – 731-253-6878 or 877-258-3226

    “Come Discover the Wonders of Reelfoot Lake”

Grassy Island Boardwalk - Courtesy of Richie Brownlee

Upcoming Events

Reelfoot Weather

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 07/19 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 90F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 07/20 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. High 94F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 07/21 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 91F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.