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Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council: (White’s Landing Area): This beautiful area has many boat ramps, fishing piers (handicap pier in the near future) & eagle’s nest close by. Keep your eyes open for an American Bald Eagle flying overhead! We have all the Tourist Information you will need to enjoy your time at Reelfoot Lake. Activities, events, lodging, fishing & hunting guides and more. Stop in while your at the Lake. Located at 1605 Hwy 21E.
1. Reelfoot Lake State Park Visitor’s Center: A trip to Reelfoot would not be complete if you did not visit the Visitor/Interpretive Center. Located on Hwy 21 – across from Boyette’s Restaurant. See exhibits that explore the formation, history natural diversity & future of Reelfoot Lake. Take a walk on the scenic boardwalk over Reelfoot Lake & through majestic cypress trees. Nature programs are available & pontoon boat cruises are offered May-September. The Visitor/Interpretive Center is open daily from 8:00 a.am – 4:30 p.m.
2. Blue Bank Park Picnic Area: Reelfoot Lake State Park has 4 lake front picnic areas. These scenic areas have picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, restrooms & fishing piers. There are 2 shelters available for rent, for family reunion’s or large crowds.
3. Kiwanis State Park Picnic Area: This scenic area has picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, restrooms & fishing piers.
4. Reelfoot Lake State Park Campground: The campground on the south end of the lake is full of nature, beautiful scenery & offers an escape from the hustle & bustle of today’s world. Campground has 86 sites with electric, water & grills. There are 3 bathhouses, picnic shelter & boat ramps. Lake side campsites are located among the cypress trees which make for a great place to see the sunrise & sunsets over the lake. There is a hiking. on the north end. The south campground is open year round & you may make reservations online at www.tnstateparks.com or by phone at 731-538-3356.
5. Kirby Pocket State Park: Photographers can see a beautiful sunset & lotus in June. This Park offers a boat ramp & fish cleaning station
6. National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center: The visitor’s center provides information about the diversity of flora & fauna that call Reelfoot home. The museum has excellent exhibits on waterfowl & other wildlife. A “backyard” trail is open dawn till dusk on the visitor’s center property. Nature programs are available. Located on Hwy 157, between Reelfoot Lake & Union City. 731-538-2481
7. Grassy Island Wildlife Drive: Woodland birds & mammals can be seen on a leisurely drive or walk through this portion of the National Wildlife Refuge. Along the way there is a gravel/boardwalk trail. The drive ends at an observation platform overlooking Reelfoot Lake & provides an awesome view of sunsets over cypress filled waters. Round trip approx. 5 miles.
8. Bayou DeChein: The “River of the Dogs” flowed through this area long before the earthquakes formed the lake & it can still be traced through the lake to the Obion River. The farm road along the bayou makes an excellent walking trail for observing wildlife. The walk is approx. a 3 mile round trip. Area closed Oct. 15 – March 15.
9. Long Point Unit of National Wildlife Refuge: Several gravel roads provide outstanding wildlife drives through open fields & woods during the spring & summer months. Mammals & birds can often be seen, and it is a migratory bird hotspot. Thousands of ducks & geese call the refuge their winter home.
10. State Park Airpark (North End): The airpark area includes a campground with bathhouse, 3500′ airstrip & a hiking trail approx. 2 miles long. Resorts, cabins, boat ramps & boat rentals can be found along the north end.
11. Reelfoot Lake Wildlife Management Area (Black Bayou & Phillipy): The wildlife management area (WMA) provides a home for several species of birds, making it a bird watchers paradise. Ducks & eagles can be seen in the winter months & early spring while herons & other wading birds walk through the shallows.
12. Black Bayou Trail: The gravel road along Black Bayou Waterfowl Refuge is another great area to observe wildlife. A trial is available for hikers to walk from the parking area. It is a great place to observe woodland birds & mammals. The walk is approx.. 2 miles.
13. Reelfoot Lake Wildlife Management Area (Carrington Rd.): A gravel road leads back to an old road bed near Little Ronaldson & Donaldson Ditch. This trail goes through field & large stands of bottomland timber. The walk is approx. a 2 mile round trip
14. Keystone Hiking Trail: Cypress & hardwood timbers prevails on Reelfoot Lake’s only lake shore trail. This 1 1/2 mile trail is a wonderful spring & fall birding area. This spot has a field of wild flowers, boat ramp, fishing pier & picnic shelter with restrooms available to rent.