Reelfoot Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
11.21 FEET
10/27/2015
Full Pool: 283.0
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The Best Fried Chicken Spots in Tennessee

thrillist.com

Date: 7/20/2017 9:10:00 PM

Tucked way up in the northwest corner of the state on the banks of scenic Reelfoot Lake, Boyette’s is an institution known for its all-you-can-eat plate dinners. You can choose up to three meats from a list of country ham, catfish fillets, catfish steak

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Tennessee Dept of Ag to investigate 69 possible dicamba complaints

gmwatch.org

Date: 7/12/2017 12:59:00 PM

TDEC [Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation] Communications Director Eric Ward told State Gazette that management of Reelfoot Lake State Park has also reported hundreds of trees damaged in the area. As seen in other cases, dicamba has not

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Return to Reelfoot

Lebanon Democrat

Date: 7/12/2017 8:04:00 AM

I’ve always said you could enjoy a trip to Reelfoot Lake without bothering to take any fishing tackle, and my wife and I proved it one day last week. We spent the day hiking the myriad of nature trails and boardwalks along the lake, visited the Reelfoot

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Return to Reelfoot

Lebanon Democrat

Date: 7/12/2017 8:04:00 AM

I’ve always said you could enjoy a trip to Reelfoot Lake without bothering to take any fishing tackle, and my wife and I proved it one day last week. We spent the day hiking the myriad of nature trails and boardwalks along the lake, visited the Reelfoot

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Traveling is in full swing this summer

The Messenger

Date: 7/11/2017 10:23:00 PM

Allan is like Norris, eating out is a celebration quite often, for lots of different reasons. They went to one of my favorite places, Reelfoot Lake in Tiptonville, Tennessee. I've had a lot of fish from there over the years, but mostly the bluegill my dad

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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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