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Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council: (White’s Landing Area): This beautiful area has many boat ramps, fishing piers, handicap pier and 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 and hunting guides and more. Stop in while you are at the Lake. Located at 1605 State Route 21 E.
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 explain the formation, history natural diversity and future of Reelfoot Lake. Take a walk on the scenic boardwalk over Reelfoot Lake and through majestic cypress trees. Nature programs are available and pontoon boat cruises are offered May-September. The Visitor/Interpretive Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 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 and fishing piers. For family reunions or large crowds, there are 2 shelters available for rent.
3. Kiwanis State Park Picnic Area: This scenic area has picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, restrooms and fishing piers.
4. Reelfoot Lake State Park Campground: The campground on the south end of the lake is full of nature, beautiful scenery and offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of today’s world. Campground has 86 sites with electric, water and grills. There are 3 bathhouses, picnic shelter and boat ramps. Lake side campsites are located among the cypress trees which make for a great place to see the sunrise and sunset over the lake. There is hiking on the north end. The south campground is open year round and 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 and lotus in June. This Park offers a boat ramp and fish cleaning station
6. National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center: The visitor’s center provides information about the diversity of flora and fauna that call Reelfoot home. The museum has excellent exhibits on waterfowl and 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 and Union City. 731-538-2481
7. Grassy Island Wildlife Drive: Woodland birds and 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 and 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 and 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. 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 and woods during the spring and summer months. Mammals and birds can often be seen, and it is a migratory bird hotspot. Thousands of ducks and geese call the refuge their winter home.
10. State Park Airpark (North End): The airpark area includes a campground with bathhouse, 3500′ airstrip and a hiking trail approx. 2 miles long. Resorts, cabins, boat ramps and 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 and eagles can be seen in the winter months and early spring while herons and 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 and 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 and Donaldson Ditch. This trail goes through fields and large stands of bottomland timber. The walk is approximately 2 mile round trip.
14. Keystone Hiking Trail: Cypress and hardwood timbers prevails on Reelfoot Lake’s only lake shore trail. This 1 1/2 mile trail is a wonderful spring and fall birding area. This spot has a field of wild flowers, boat ramp, fishing pier, restrooms and picnic shelter available to rent.