Reelfoot Lake State Park

Tiptonville, Tennessee

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About the Park

Reelfoot Lake State Park is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee and is noted for its fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. The 15,000 acre lake was created by a series of violent earthquakes in 1811-1812 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time, creating Reelfoot Lake.  

The park’s ecosystem is unlike any other place in Tennessee. Reelfoot lake is a flooded forest. While Majestic Cypress trees rise above the water, below the surface are many submerged Cypress stumps. A variety of aquatic plants and flowers occupy the shoreline and saturate the shallow water. The lake harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird as well as golden and American bald eagles.

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Find a campsite for your next adventure. Reelfoot Lake options include RV and tent campsites.
CAMPING

Find a campsite for your next adventure. Reelfoot Lake options include RV and tent campsites.

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Looking for something to do at the park? Here is a list of activities you can do at the park on your next adventure.

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Reelfoot Lake State Park

Park Office / Visitor Center

2595 Hwy 21 E
Tiptonville, TN 38079
731-253-9652

Park GPS Coordinates

36.363, -89.4327