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 TDEC: DNH: Reelfoot Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Reelfoot Lake is a 18,000- acre natural area located in Lake and Obion Counties in northwest Tennessee.
Reelfoot Lake was created by a series of violent New Madrid fault zone earthquakes in the winter of 1811-1812.
The lake and surrounding forests attract a large diversity of wintering and breeding populations of waterfowl, and boasts of a significant population of wintering bald eagles.
www.state.tn.us /environment/nh/natareas/reelfoot   (407 words)

 Reelfoot Lake -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Reelfoot Lake is noted for its (additional info and facts about baldcypress) baldcypress trees and its nesting pairs of (Large North American eagle having a white head and dark wings and body) bald eagles.
Lake Isom, a similar, smaller lake to the immediate south, is a (additional info and facts about National Wildlife Refuge) National Wildlife Refuge area.
The lake is said to be named for a legendary (A member of the race of people living in North America when Europeans arrived) Indian chief who had a deformed foot and was called "Reelfoot" by the (A member of the Caucasoid race) whites, but this, too, is unproven.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/re/reelfoot_lake.htm   (208 words)

 The Legend of Reelfoot Lake
When the village was reached Reelfoot went forward to offer the requisite homage to Copiah, and then, continues the legend, he beheld his dream princess, more beautiful than he had ever dared imagine, sitting closely by the side of the chief, her father.
Reelfoot replied that he was on a pilgrimage to find a princess to rule his tribe with him, and that now he saw his heart's desire for the first time.
Reelfoot was frightened at this treat of dire punishment, and stifling his longings deep in his heart, sorrowfully turned his canoe toward the North Star and home.
mars.utm.edu /~recycle/teams/legend.html   (846 words)

 ipedia.com: Reelfoot Lake Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is the only large natural lake in Tennessee, and is the namesake of Lake County, Tennessee, where it is primarily located.
Poor agricultual practices have resulted in the siltation of the lake occurring at a far more rapid rate than it otherwise should, as it was common practice for cotton and soybeans to be planted literally up to the water's edge.
The lake was supposedly formed when the region subsided after the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, and the Mississippi River flowed backward, allegedly for three days, to fill it, although some scientists dispute the validity of this story.
www.ipedia.com /reelfoot_lake.html   (358 words)

 AllRefer.com - Reelfoot Lake, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Reelfoot Lake, 20 mi (32 km) long, NW Tenn., near the Mississippi River; designated a national natural landmark by the National Park Service.
It was formed when a depression created by earthquakes in the winter of 1811–12 was filled with Mississippi River water.
The lake is in a beautiful wooded area, which attracts fishermen and hunters.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/R/Reelfoot.html   (172 words)

 Boyettes Dining Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Reelfoot Lake lies in the northwest corner of Tennessee in Lake and Obion Counties.
Reelfoot, one of the nation's finest duck hunting areas, is in the middle of the Mississippi Flyway, hosting thousands of ducks and geese each year.
Reelfoot Lake is one of their major wintering grounds.
www.ecsis.net /dsv/lakecounty/business/boyettes   (603 words)

 Reelfoot Lake Research and Teaching Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Reelfoot Lake Research and Teaching Center is the field station of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Reelfoot Lake lies in Lake and Obion Counties of Tennessee, on the flood plain of the Mississippi River at an elevation of 86 m with loess deposits, approximately 24 m thick, at its eastern and southeastern edges.
The Visitor's Center operated by Reelfoot Lake State Park, located at the lake shore on Highway 21 in Lake County, is open to the public during the spring, summer and autumn.
www.obfs.org /members/Stations/TN_Reelfoot_Lk_Res_Cen_.html   (505 words)

 Reelfoot Lake Vacation Rentals, Hotels, Weather, Map and Attractions
There is an interesting legend about how the lake came to be; history has it that a series of earthquakes during the bitter cold winter of 1811-1812 created landslides that swept down the bluffs, and large areas of land were uplifted, while others sank.
One of the sunken areas filled with water and thus Reelfoot Lake was born.
Reelfoot Lake State Park is comprised of 280 acres, broken into 10 segments located along 22 miles of the lake’s shoreline.
www.tennesseevacations.com /regions/Reelfoot-Lake-Tennessee.html   (510 words)

 Reelfoot Lake Area Chamber of Commerce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Reelfoot Lake State Park, said to be the greatest hunting and fishing preserve in the nation, is located in Lake and Obion County.
Lake County is governed by a county mayor/commissioner form of government, as is Obion County, in which Samburg is located.
Chickasaw Indian legend that credits "the wrath of their gods" with the lake's creation, historians record that Reelfoot Lake was created by a series of severe earthquakes during the bitter cold winter of 1811-12.
rach.reelfootareachamber.com   (2355 words)

 Reelfoot Lake Tennessee -- Squatter's Rights in Ownership of Private Duckblinds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This regulation and law is specific to Reelfoot Lake and went into effect on July 1st 1986 to cover the moving and relocation of structures on Reelfoot Lake.
The TWRA rules on duckblinds at Reelfoot Lake were effective on July 9th 1986 without a 90 day waiting period (required by State law) or any public notice or news release to the public about a private duckblind program at Reelfoot Lake in July 1986.
The Reelfoot Lake duckblind owners were not even given a copy in July 1986 of the rules by the local TWRA staff at Reelfoot Lake when they registered their private duckblinds.
www.expage.com /reelfootlakesquatters   (628 words)

 Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to manage the northern third of Reelfoot Lake as a refuge for migratory birds.
The proximity of Reelfoot Lake and the refuge to the Mississippi river has always made the area a major stopover and wintering ground for migratory waterfowl and bald eagles.
Lake levels are currently managed under the terms of an interim water management plan developed as part of an evironmental assessment in 1989, and must consider private, commercial and agricultural interests around the lake as well as wildlife resources.
www.fws.gov /refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=42575   (726 words)

 Lake County, Tennessee Genealogical Records Information
Located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, Lake County is bounded by Kentucky on the north, Reelfoot Lake and Obion County on the east, the Mississippi River on the west, and Dyer County on the south.
In recognition of the difficulty associated with crossing the "scatters of the Lake" (a swampy area extending south from the lake to the Obion River), a special Circuit Court was established in 1858 for the portion of Obion County lying west of Reelfoot Lake.
Lake County's economy is based on agriculture, with cotton and soybeans the chief crops.
www.mytennesseegenealogy.com /tn_county/lak.htm   (1468 words)

 History of Reelfoot Lake and Lake County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The force of the shock was centered in the Reelfoot Lake area, which was then a huge cypress forest.
The chief is blamed in legend for the earthquake that caused the lake.
Lake County, which borders Reelfoot Lake, has no rocks, no streams, except man-made ones, and no hills; hence the saying by old timers that Lake County has no rocks, no rills, and no hills.
rach.reelfootareachamber.com /history.html   (1427 words)

 Acorn Point Lodge - About Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee
Reelfoot Lake was created in 1811 - 1812 by a series of earthquakes along the New Madrid Fault.
Reelfoot Lake, located in the heart of the Mississippi flyway, is a winter haven for thousands of migratory waterfowl.
Of course, Reelfoot lake is also home to other wildlife such as turtles, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, beaver, mink.
www.acornpointlodge.com /about_reelfoot.htm   (304 words)

 Eagles keep landing at Reelfoot Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An eagle is silhouetted as it glides over a field near Reelfoot Lake in Tiptonville, Tenn. The area offers one of the few places in the country for observing bald eagles in the wild.
Reelfoot, a 15,000-acre, shallow lake created by a series of earthquakes nearly 200 years ago, offers one of the few places in the country for observing bald eagles in the wild in the relative comfort.
Visitors can tour Reelfoot on their own and hardy eagle watchers can venture to the less accessible parts of the lake by boat and foot, but the bus tours, at $4 a person, offer an easy alternative to a wet, cold hike.
www.cincinnati.com /travel/stories/10132002_reelfoot13.html   (575 words)

 Reelfoot Lake Fishing Resort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Reelfoot Lake is world famous for being one of the greatest natural fish hatcheries.
Reelfoot is located on the Mississippi Flyway making it outstanding for duck and goose hunting.
Reelfoot Lake is the winter home of the American Bald Eagle which often perch in trees surrounding Cypress Point Resort.
www.cypresspointresort.com   (192 words)

 Blue Bank Resort - The Legend of Reelfoot Lake
The old chief was filled with wrath, for he knew the beauty and entrancing charm of his daughter, and he would not allow her to marry someone that was deformed, no matter how powerful he may be.
Reelfoot was frightened at this threat of dire punishment.
She feared for herself and implored that he send her back to her father; but Reelfoot was in love and, now that he possessed the one that brightened his soul, he was willing to defy everything.
www.bluebankresort.com /view.php/id/20   (923 words)

 Eagles of Reelfoot Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Reelfoot Lake State Park Staff would like to provide the opportunity to see our national symbol in it's natural habitat to everyone who so desires.
Reelfoot lake has one of the largest wintering populations of Bald Eagles outside Alaska, and the return of the Eagles has become a major event.
The familiar image of the Eagle is that of the mature bird with the stately "bald" crown of white feathers.
mars.utm.edu /~recycle/teams/eagles.html   (509 words)

 Reelfoot Lake
They tell of Reelfoot, a chieftan of one of their tribes, who, during his wanderings, met and fell madly in love with Starlight, princess of the Choctaws.
Reelfoot Lake is one of the greatest hunting and fishing preserves in the nation.
The lake encompasses 25,000 acres (15,000 of which are water) and harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird, as well as the golden and American bald eagles.
www.calldon.com /reelfoot.htm   (537 words)

 Reelfoot Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Reelfoot Lake was created by violent earthquakes that shook the region during the winter of 1811-1812.
The lake bed was once a rich forest and swampy area filled with cypress trees, cottonwoods and walnut trees.
A recent study estimated that Reelfoot supports 1,250 pounds of fish per acre, including forage, rough and gamefish.
www.lake-maps.com /lakeinfo/tennessee/reelfoot   (88 words)

 Reelfoot Lake Watch Group
Reelfoot Lake is known as a National Treasure for its hunting,fishing,bird population,wetlands and as a major wintering area for migration waterfowl and winter home to
Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee as a Class 1 scenic recreational area under the Natural Areas Preservation Act, Tenn. Code Ann.
Reelfoot Lake in a navigable river in the state of Tennessee and Kentucky by decree of the Tennessee Supreme Court of 1913 - Interstate navigable waters of Tennessee
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 Reelfoot Lake a Chance for Real Fishing
Reelfoot is a wonderful destination for those seeking large Bluegill, Crappie and Largemouth Bass fishing.
The lake covers about 12,000 acres and is studded with cypress trees and boasts abundant weed cover and lily pad beds.
Reelfoot Lake is the home of many fine resorts, most of which offer reasonably priced weekend packages for groups and families.
www.iglou.com /fishincom/sale/bluegrass/articles/realfoot-chance.htm   (431 words)

 University of Tennessee at Martin - Office of University Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Reelfoot Lake is jointly managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
The lake provides a unique "outdoor classroom" for K-12 teachers and students for innovative science learning activities, and for UT Martin faculty and undergraduate students to study the lake’s succession and the impact of urbanization and agricultural forces as they interface with the animal and plant species indigenous to the ecosystem.
The goal is to have volunteer participation of science teachers and students of Northwest Tennessee's 23 school districts and to generate and maintain interest in the science careers beginning with K-12 students with activities such as Governor's Schools, school field trips, workshops and collaborations with professional scientific and teacher organizations.
www.utm.edu /admin/admin/univrel/archives/federalappropriationrm.html   (503 words)

 Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge was established as an inviolate sanctuary for wintering waterfowl in 1938 by presidential proclamation.
Lake Isom is the oldest refuge in Tennessee and encompasses some 1,850 acres of migratory bird habitat surrounding Lake Isom.
Lake Isom is located approximately 3 miles south of Reelfoot Lake.
www.fws.gov /refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=42576   (576 words)

 Reelfoot Lake Fishing Guide
Reelfoot Lake is famous the world over for both it's fishing and it's unique atmosphere.
Formed by an earthquake in the winter of 1811-1812, the lake is full of stumps, vegetation and fish holding cover, making Reelfoot the most fertile lake in all of Tennessee.
Reelfoot Lake Fishing Guide Don Finch can put you on Reelfoot's top fishing spots and make your trip a time you'll never forget.
www.reelfootlakefishingguide.com   (280 words)

 L.L.Bean: Park Search - Reelfoot Lake State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Reelfoot Lake was created by a series of severe earthquakes during the winter of 1811-12.
One of the best ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the lake is to embark on a three-hour naturalist-guided pontoon boat tour of this 25,000-acre wonder.
Reelfoot Lake State Park has three hiking trails and an auto tour that circles the lake.
www.llbean.com /parksearch/parks/html/6496gd.htm   (261 words)

 Bird Checklists of the United States
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is located on and around the upper portion of historic Reelfoot Lake in the extreme northwest corner of Tennessee.
Reelfoot and Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuges are administered from refuge headquarters, 4343 Highway 157, Union City, Tennessee 38261.
The 20,000 acre Reelfoot Lake was formed by a series of severe earthquakes during the winter of 1811-12.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/othrdata/chekbird/r4/reelfoot.htm   (1416 words)

 Lake County Memories
Lake County Memories: Hardbound, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, 344 pages, over 500 old fl and white photographs dating from the 1890's until 1990.
Also featured are Lake County residences and businesses which are no longer standing, having been torn down, or having burned down accidentally.
Lake County Memories is a treat for readers who love history, and a feast for people with interests in the Tiptonville, Reelfoot Lake, and general Lake County area!!
lakecountymemories.tripod.com   (213 words)

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