COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Reelfoot Lake State Park

Fishing

2020 COVID-19 Update

Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).


Experienced anglers can hook these as well as bass and catfish throughout the year. Fishing is productive by boat and from the bank, pier and boardwalk. A special lake permit is required. The park has five public boat launch ramps to accommodate fishing boats and small pontoon boats. Fish cleaning stations are located throughout the park. Bait, tackle, snacks and fishing licenses are for sale at nearby locations. Many guides are available locally.