Exceptional canoeing and wildlife! This park is like nothing else, it’s a flooded forest. You can kayak among this and other lovely bayou environments, lakes, etc. I love this park and have enjoyed it in all seasons. You will need a watercraft of some sort or you will be kicking yourself for not being able to enjoy it fully. You can rent canoes and boats nearby but not at the park itself. Nice easy hiking trails too. Close to town for restaurants and necessities.
There are two campgrounds. This review is for South Campground. This campground has more amenities than the other campground, including a playground, showers, etc. The camping spots are fairly close together here.
Yay: Nature center, amazing kayaking, great wildlife!
Nay: Sites a little small/close. You have to drive to see most of the park.
Surprise: take one of the many ranger-led tours by land or boat!! We did a bird watching tour that was incredible, we got close to so many different species.
Reelfoot Lake Campgrounds and recreation area is what I refer to as an inside out park. You have to go by road or boat from area to area. The Lake being the center of the park and the areas are "fanned" around it with privately owned areas in between.
What a fun day! We did some hiking here, but the real draw was the unique cypress trees in the lake. We did a little boat trip on a pontoon, which was pretty great! The northern campground is smaller and was less busy when we visited. The sites are decently spread-out but have little seclusion due to the lack of tree cover and such things. South campground looked a bit more wooded, but there were many more sites. (some even right on the water!). Such a distinctive place- we said we would do some kayaking if we ventured here again.