Reelfoot Lake State Park


Close to the border of Tennessee and Kentucky, right at the Mississippi river, Reelfoot Lake is not just any other lake – it’s a flooded forest. The 15,000-acre body of water was formed in a series of violent eathquakes that briefly caused the Mississippi River to flow countercurrently in 1811-12.

Parts of the cypress forests still rise above the water, while stumps make up most of the lake ground. An ecosystem has developed in the lake that is unparalleled anywhere else.

Camping at Reelfoot Lake

There are two campgrounds in the state park. To the north is the Airpark North Campground, with a total of 14 RV sites and 10 tent sites. There are 30-amp electrical hookups, water hookups, as well as a dump station and a bath house with heated showers.

South is the South Campground on Tennessee Highway 21-22. The 86 paved RV and tent campsites have 20, 30 and 50-amp electrical hookups, as well as water hookups. Three bathhouses, two of which feature heated showers, are also available. A dump station is located at the campsite entrance

You can reserve your spot at a Reelfoot Lake campground on the official Tennessee State Parks website.

2595 Highway 21 East, Tiptonville, TN 38079

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