Reelfoot Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
11.21 FEET
10/27/2015
Full Pool: 283.0
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Creating a buzz: Reelfoot Beekeeper's Association

State Gazette

Date: 9/28/2016 11:40:00 PM

The RBA's mission is to raise awareness of beekeeping to the people of Reelfoot Lake area, and they welcome anyone new to the hobby or very much experienced in the art of beekeeping at their meetings. Pastor Carey Morris, who also pastors at Willingham

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45th Annual Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Festival quickly approaching

State Gazette

Date: 9/17/2016 10:37:00 PM

30 and will run through Sunday, Oct. 2. This free event will be located at Reelfoot Lake just outside of Tiptonville, Tenn. The Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Association's 45th Annual Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Festival has been set for Friday, Sept. 30 and will

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Tough, but with elegance: Jimmie Kaye Burkeen Corder

Covington Leader

Date: 9/16/2016 6:22:00 PM

In 1969, Jimmie Kaye’s happiness was shattered when she first lost a younger sister, Linda, due to a car accident….and then within three months, she suffered the devastating loss of her youngest son at Reelfoot Lake. In the deepest throes of despair

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The 7 Natural Wonders of Tennessee_Final_9_14

slideshare.net

Date: 9/15/2016 6:37:00 PM

Reelfoot Lake Located near Tiptonville in the northwestern corner of Tennessee, Reelfoot Lake was created by a series of violent earthquakes in the early 1800s that resulted in severe flooding

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In a Place Called Reelfoot Lake

Portsmouth Daily Times

Date: 9/11/2016 1:12:00 PM

And then there are Reelfoot crappie. Reelfoot crappie are real big. None of those hand-sized fish. We’re talking 11- and 12-inchers; now and then a two-pounder. Spring is the best time to catch them, but October is also the time for the big ones

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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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