Reelfoot Lake Events

From early January through early March, park naturalists conduct daily eagle tours. Scenic pontoon tours are available daily May through September. A guide is available to answer questions and to interpret the natural and cultural wonders of the lake.

Reelfoot Lake Memorial Day

Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo

The Reelfoot NWR hosts an Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo, every year in June on TN's Free Fishing Day (the first Saturday after the first full week). The event brings in approx. 400 participants who enjoy free fishing, food, and quality family time. Each child receives a goody bag and chooses a free prize, such as a camping chair, fishing pole, lantern, sleeping bag, etc.

Jr. Ranger Program

Reelfoot NWR hosts a free Jr. Ranger Program every summer, which encourages youth to experience the refuge to its fullest. This 3 day camp offers canoeing, hiking, wildlife ID, tree ID, freshwater macro-invertebrate hunt, owl pellet dissection, movies, games, inflatable BB gun and archery range provided by the National Wild Turkey Federation, and more!

Migration Celebration

Reelfoot NWR hosts a Migration Celebration each fall in October. This event features a hayride which takes you around our moist soil units and corn fields at Long Point to discover what the refuge does to provide optimum habitat for wintering waterfowl. Short canoe trips are provided to the public for free to explore the remote areas of the refuge. The University of TN at Martin, Reelfoot Lake State Park, TWRA, Quail Forever, KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and many other agencies and organizations have participated to showcase their area of expertise. A free chili lunch is provided to all that attend.

Ghost River Canoe/Kayak

October 29-30
Float through a beautiful bottomland forest and explore the Cypress Swamp that make up the Ghost River. This is one of the most unique rivers in west Tennessee.
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Eagle Tours on Reelfoot Lake

January 2 — February 26
10:00am Daily Saturday & Sunday 1:30pm afternoon tours are offered. Eagle tours begin early January and continue through the end of February. Eagle tours are two hours and offered seven days a week. View Details

Reelfoot Lake Eagle Tours
Eagle Tours
Memorial Day Celebration at Reelfoot Lake Samburg Tennessee
Fishing rodeo at Reelfoot Lake
Jr Ranger Program at Reelfoot Lake
Migration Celebration
canoe trips at Reelfoot Lake