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. Fees are $10 per person or $5 if you have your own canoe or kayak.
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 in February offers a variety of special programs including pontoon and photography tours.