A tradition at Reelfoot Lake--since 1961--cruise boats piloted by experienced naturalists provide the best way to view and experience Reelfoot's most interesting areas. Your cruise tours the islands, flooded timber and lily pads as state park naturalists offer insight and information about all aspects of the lake. Cruises provide a great opportunity to view birds, including Great Blue Herons and the occasional Bald Eagle, as well as the diverse aquatic plants. Interpretive cruises depart from the Visitor Center/Ellington Assembly Hall at 9:00 AM daily, May through October (weather permitting). The tour is approximately 3 hours long. Short cruises are offered on weekends and holidays at 1:30 and 2:45 pm, approximately one hour long. Sunset cruises are also available on a limited basis on Saturday nights at 6:00 pm, lasting approximately 2 hours. Call for available dates. Reservations are required. Call 731-253-9652 to make your reservation.
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