- Location: Spicer Park at Southshore Resort on the Lake in Downtown Samburg
- Event Date: May 27th, 2023
- Music begins at 7:00PM
- Food and drinks at Boat House Restaurant
- Fireworks at 9:00PM
The most significant recent geological event responsible for the present-day landscape of the Reelfoot Lake area was a series of earthquakes that struck the region between December 1811 and February 1812. The most significant tremors to hit the continental United States in recorded history caused an area as much as 30 miles long and 10 miles wide to sink up to 50 feet, creating a sunken forest and forming the present-day Reelfoot Lake.
Providing habitat for migratory birds, most notably waterfowl, was the purpose for which the Reelfoot NWR was established. Thus, the refuge’s management priorities are directed toward providing quality wetland areas that are attractive to migratory birds, including dabbling ducks, diving ducks, and geese.
MEMORIAL DAY 5K REELFOOT LAKE STATE PARK
SATURDAY, MAY 25TH
Be ready to soar at 9:00 a.m.
South Campground to Boat House Restaurant
EARLY BIRD PRICING
$30 PER PARTICIPANT
Price includes T-Shirt
Price Increases to $35 on 5/20 at 10 a.m.
Packet pick-up and day-of registration starting at 7:30 a.m. in the South Campground
Join us afterward for a car show, great food, music and evening fireworks at the Samburg Memorial Day Event in partnership with Samburg Tourism.
For more information, call (731) 253-9652.
CAR SHOW – Noon – 4:00 PM
East Lakeview Drive • Along Beautiful Reelfoot Lake
- No Entry Fee
- Door Prizes
Antique, Classic, Original, Modified
Rat Rod, Homemade Jalopy, Unique
For more information, Email SamburgInfo@gmail.com for more info or call Samburg City Hall at 731-538-3235
Each year the Reelfoot NWR offers free guided canoe trips as part of their “Winding Through the Wetland” series. These canoe trips are offered once a month from April-October, and allows you to explore remote areas of the refuge. From open water, to cypress swamps, to narrow trails, these canoe trips offer a variety of sights and opportunities for photographs! Animals commonly seen during canoe trips are waterfowl, eagles, tree frogs, great blue herons, great egrets, etc. Check their website to find out more; https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Reelfoot/
Each year the Reelfoot NWR offers free Eagles Tours on Wednesdays-Saturdays during the months of January and February at 8am AND 12pm. For more information regarding Eagle Tours, check out their website at; https://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147599812
Reelfoot Lake in Western Kentucky is home to thousands of birds, and the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge. Winter is one of the best seasons to see hundreds of thousands of birds that use the sanctuary as a stopping off point for their migratory journey. Drew Wirwa, the Wildlife Manager, gave us a glimpse of those birds and the beautiful place called Reelfoot Lake.
Thousands of migratory geese take flight simultaneously at Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge. Reelfoot Lake, located in Tennessee was created by the strongest series of earthquakes in the recorded history of the United States during 1811-1812. The refuge was created in 1941 and serves as a wintering ground for migratory waterfowl and bald eagles.