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Reelfoot Lake Public Wildlife Area

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Reelfoot Lake Public Wildlife Area

Hickman, Kentucky

Marshy cypress trees are home to a growing bald eagle population which is at its peak in the Reelfoot Lake area in February
Marshy cypress trees are home to a growing bald eagle population which is at its peak in the Reelfoot Lake area in February
  • Marshy cypress trees are home to a growing bald eagle population which is at its peak in the Reelfoot Lake area in February
  • Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, Fulton County, KY. Visit the Observation Tower for an awesome view of wildlife in the Refuge
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The Reelfoot Lake area offers spectacular year-round wildlife viewing in a setting of haunting beauty. Extensive bottomland forests, marshes, and bald cypress swamps rim the lake, formed during the violent New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812. A fissure opened between the Mississippi River and Reelfoot Lake's cypress bottoms and the Mississippi River flowed backwards for three days, inundating the bottoms and forming the lake. Native Americans have an alternate explanation for the formation of the lake.

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1344 Ky Hwy 1282
Hickman, KY 42050

Region: Western Waterlands
Phone: 731-538-2481
Alt Phone: 731-538-2481
Website: www.kygreatriveroad....
Email: KyGreatRiverRoad@gma...
Booking Website: www.fws.gov/ref...
Booking Email: reelfoot@fws.gov
Meetings Website: www.fws.gov/ree...

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