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Reelfoot Lake and Kentucky Lake Area Campgrounds Professional Review and Guide
"Reelfoot Lake is a truly amazing place, and the way it was created is equally impressive. An earthquake that shook the Mississippi River Valley in 1811 created a depression that soon filled with water, forming the lake we now know as Reelfoot. Today the lake is both an important wetland area for waterfowl and wildlife and a recreation area for visitors.
Thousands of ducks and geese winter here each year, but Reelfoot is best known for its winter bald eagle population. Each year 100 to 200 bald eagles migrate from northern states to Reelfoot to spend the winter. Eagle tours are conducted at several locations during the winter months. Reelfoot is also a popular hunting and fishing area that first drew such hunters as Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett. Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake in the eastern United States and one of the largest in the entire country. Its 160,000 acres of water and more than 2,000 miles of shoreline make it a premier outdoor playground and recreational area."
--Harold R. Stinnette, Camping Tennessee (Falcon Guides).
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