Reelfoot Lake was created by a series of earthquakes during 1811-1812 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time. Reelfoot Lake is actually a flooded forest. We enjoyed camping at the state park for a week and learning the history.
We had a beautiful site right on the lake which was so peaceful.
Cypress trees grow all around the lake and rise up from the water.
We toured the state park museum and walked the boardwalk to view the natural wildlife and trees growing out of the water.
The sunsets were spectacular!
Since the lake is near the Mississippi River we drove over to see it and found this tire swing at a picnic area that the kids loved.
And since we were so close we just had to drive over to Kentucky just to say we’ve been there. We didn’t add the state sticker to our map though because our rule is we must spend at least one night in the state before we get the sticker. Maybe next year!
This was a great place to relax and unwind for a week after our busy rally time in Missouri.