Boyette's Resort

We invite you to come and visit us. Make your arrangements for one day or as many as you like. We strive to make your accommodations for you at any time you would like to visit Reelfoot Lake......
"You choose the time."

We offer packages, however you do not have to take a package you can bring your own boat or rent one from Bo's Landing which is about 1/4 mile from me. There are several boat ramps & cleaning stations in the area.


Owner: Judy Capps 1-888-465-6523

    Reelfoot Lake Legend:    



At the beginning of the 19th century legend says that a tribe of Chickasaws was ruled by the mighty Chief. His heart was heavy for his only son had been born with a deformed foot. As the boy grew and developed normally, his walk was different from all the other Indians. he walked and ran with a rolling motion so his people called him Kalopin, meaning Reelfoot.

When the old chief died, Reelfoot became chief. He, too, was sad and lonely for as yet none of the Indian maidens had stirred in him the thoughts of love. His father had often told him of the mighty tribes dwelling to the south, and the wondrous beauty of their maidens. So restless in sprit, when the robins arrived from the north , he wandered south in quest of a princess.

After many days of travel, he reached the land of the great Choctaw Chief, Copiah. Reelfoot then beheld his dream princess, more beautiful that he had ever dared imagine, sitting close by the side of the Chief , her, father. After they had eaten and smoked the great peace pipe, Reelfoot asked for the old chief's daughter in marriage. Old Copiah was filled with wrath because he did not wish his daughter to marry a deformed chief and told Reelfoot that his daughter could only be given in wedlock to a Choctaw chieftain.

The old chief called on the Great Spirit who spoke to Reelfoot and said that an Indian must not steal his wife from an neighboring tribe, that was tribal law and if he disobeyed and carried off the princess that He, the Great Spirit , would cause the earth to rock and the waters to swallow up his village and bury his people in a watery grave. Reelfoot was frightened at this threat of dire punishment and sorrowfully returned home.

In the midst of the festival and the marriage rites , the earth began to roll in rhythm with the kettledrums and tom-toms. The Indians tried to flee to the hills, but the rocking earth made them reel and stagger. Chief Reelfoot and his bride reeled also as the Great Spirit stamped his foot in anger. The Father of Waters heard and , backing on his course, rushing over Reelfoot's country.

Where the Great Spirit stamped the earth the Mississippi formed
a beautiful lake, in the bottom of which lay Reelfoot, his bride and his
people. " Such is the Indian Legend of Reelfoot Lake"