Do you allow small pets?
For several reasons we don't allow pets, of any size, in the building. A few of these are:
Allergies, pet hair imbedded in our blankets, noise, possible risks to our guests, and damage to floors and furnishings.
Reelfoot State Park Visitor Center has:
The National Wildlife Refuge has a visitor center with a museum and an observation tower. (see this local school's fieldtrip page)
There is a State Park with playground structures and picnic tables. The Kiwanis park at the same location is usually open on weekends during spring and summer. It has miniature golf and a little train for kids to ride.
A flea market every weekend.
Union City (22 miles away) has:
Dyersburg (about 40-45 minutes away) has:
There are golf courses in the area.
What is included with boat rental?
Boats are included with all fishing packages or are available for rent. Boat rentals include Flat bottom, metal jon boat 16' long, 48" wide with live well, Johnson 6 hp motor, one tank of gas, paddle, and anchor. Trolling motors are available to rent.
Can we bring our own boat and do you have a place to
Yes, you can bring your own boat but we will NOT be held responsible for any damage/loss to your boat. We have a pier/dock in front of the lodge but we do not have boat slips or a boat ramp. There is a public boat ramp a few hundred feet down the road. You can tie your boat to our dock or you can pull it up on the lake bank in front of the lodge. Before you decide to tow your boat to Reelfoot Lake, you should know that Reelfoot Lake is a large but very shallow lake. It averages 5-7 feet deep. There are some places that are 3 feet deep and a few pools that are 15-20 feet deep. The lake has many submerged cypress stumps so metal or wood boats with small motors are recommended. Fiberglass boats are easily ripped by stumps.
What is your package rate if we provide our own boat?
We take $10.00 off each package for guests providing their own boat. We have a lot of our own boats and will have to work around yours if you bring it.
What is the price of fishing licenses?
This varies by state residency, age, and number of days. You must have both a Reelfoot Preservation Permit to go out on the lake and a fishing license to fish. We are an authorized agent to sell licenses at the Lodge. For more information and prices on licenses and permits, please see the state's web page: http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fishfee.html
Why is it so hard to get a 1 or 2 day fishing package
during prime season?
We are a very small lodge with just 12 rooms. Fishing season is our busiest time of the year and financially, we must try to keep all of our rooms full every day. It is extremely difficult to fill 1 or 2 day holes in our calendar. If we happen to have an opening, we will accommodate shorter packages or non-package stays within 1 week of check-in.
Can someone with no guide and no knowledge of the lake
come and expect to catch fish?
Yes, depending on how patient and quiet you are, However, you will probably get a better catch with a guide. Our guides spend many hours a season determining where, and at what depth, the fish are biting.
What is the best time to fish for crappie, bluegill
/ bream /brim , bass, catfish?
As with anything to do with the weather, it is hard to know when the best time to fish will be.
· Crappie bite when the water is still cold, typically Late Janary, February, March, April and early May, late September and October.
· Bluegill bite when it starts to warm up a little more, typically April, May and June, July, early August, and September.
· Catfish bite year-around.
· Bass bite from late February - November.
What is the price of fishing licenses?
This varies by state residency, age, and number of days. There are several permits and licenses that you must have to go out on the lake and hunt. We are an authorized agent to sell licenses at the Lodge. For more information and prices on licenses and permits, please see the state's web page: http://www.state.tn.us/twra/hunt001a1.html
Does your 3 person minimum guarantee a private hunt?
We have some guides with smaller blinds, who will take 3 people on a private hunt. If you want a private hunt, you need to be sure to tell us when you make your reservation. You may have told us that you wanted a private hunt in a previous email or phone conversation however, we may not remember your previous email or phone call or you may speak with a different person at the time you make your reservation.
Can I bring my hunting dog?
No, for several reasons we don't allow pets, of any size, in the building. A few of these are: Allergies, pet hair embedded in our blankets, noise, possible risks to our guests, and damage to floors and furnishings.
Acorn Point Lodge
On Reelfoot Lake
Hwy. 22 & 1685 Lake Drive
Samburg, TN city limits
1685 Lake Drive
Hornbeak, TN 38232
Phone: (731) 538-9800
Fax: (731) 538-9007