Reelfoot Lake


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Discovery Park announces plans for $500,000 addition

State Gazette

Date: 8/24/2016 10:39:00 PM

"People are beginning to make Union City, Reelfoot Lake and this community a destination," Rippy stated. "It is not unusual to talk with visitors who spent the night at a local hotel and bought a two day pass to the park; or to talk with a camper who spent

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Tour de Reelfoot preparations underway, registration now open

State Gazette

Date: 8/20/2016 10:32:00 PM

Currently, the event anticipates response from 200 cycling enthusiasts who will be traveling from all over the area and surrounding states to participate in 16-mile, 30-mile, or 65-mile bike tours around the Reelfoot Lake area and along the Mississippi River

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14249 Reelfoot Lake Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Date: 8/19/2016 11:48:13 PM

Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this four bedroom, three and a half bath, professionally renovated home in the prestigious Lake on White Road development. Step into the gourmet kitchen and enjoy a culinary paradise with rich

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Stay at the Best on Reelfoot Lake at the Bayou Bungalow

Date: 8/17/2016 5:00:00 PM

The owner has been emailed. To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn

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Brush Creek's Man of Stone

Wilson Post

Date: 8/16/2016 9:06:00 AM

"I love state birding," said Agee. "I am all about finding as many birds as I can in Tennessee. I will drive from Chattanooga to Memphis and from Reelfoot Lake to Bristol chasing rare birds." His cell phone even goes off with an alert when another birder

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• Surface Area: 15,500 Acres
Reelfoot Lake is a shallow natural lake located in the northwest portion of Tennessee. Much of it is more of a swamp, with bayou-like ditches connecting basins, the largest of which is called Blue Basin. Reelfoot Lake is noted for its bald cypress trees and its nesting pairs of bald eagles, and is the site of Reelfoot Lake State Park.

Since 1930 water levels in the lake have been somewhat regulated by the construction and operation of a spillway at the southern end of the lake.

Until 2003, Reelfoot was the world's only legal commercial fishery for crappie, which was served in restaurants located near the shore.

The lake is said to be named for a legendary Indian chief who had a deformed foot and was called "Reelfoot" by the white settlers, but this is yet to be proven. In Irvin S. Cobb's story "Fishhead," written in 1911, it was claimed that the lake "[took] its name from a fancied resemblance in its outline to the splay, reeled foot of a cornfield negro."
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