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This week at Lake Dardenelle State Park

Tuesday, January 4th

1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? – See our aquarium exhibit! We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff, as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, just what do those fish eat for lunch?

Thursday, January 6th

3p.m. – Eagle Tour –Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol - the American bald eagle.  Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for viewing - including white pelicans, ducks, and snow geese. Please dress very warmly as temperatures and winds are much more severe on the lake.  There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited.  We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.  Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Also, in case of inclement weather, call 1 hour before tour time for possible cancellations.

Saturday, January 8th

9a.m. – Know Your State – How well do you know the history and folklore of Arkansas?  Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to learn about some of our state symbols.  Be prepared to have your knowledge tested.  All ages welcome!

10a.m. – Morning Bird Walk – Join a park interpreter at the visitor center to take a walk through the area in search of our visiting birds.  Even if you’ve never birded before, you can enjoy these creatures in a whole new way!

11a.m. – History in a Bag – Exploration, opportunity, and progress forged the culture you find here today.  Meet a park interpreter in the visitor center orientation room to play a game that will take you on a journey through the history of Arkansas.

1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? – See our aquarium exhibit! We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff, as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, just what do those fish eat for lunch?

1:45 p.m. – Critter Crunch – Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us. 

2p.m. – Eagle Tour – Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol - the American bald eagle.  Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for viewing - including white pelicans, ducks, and snow geese. Please dress very warmly as temperatures and winds are much more severe on the lake.  There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited.  We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.  Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Also, in case of inclement weather, call 1 hour before tour time for possible cancellations.

4p.m. – Great American Camper Quiz – Meet a park interpreter in the classroom to see how in tune you are with the natural world.  We’ll be testing your skills about furs, tracks, and some mystery items!  Bring your whole family, and see how much you know!

Sunday, January 9th

10a.m. – Bird Beak Buffet – You can learn a lot about a bird just by looking at their beaks.  You can tell that they probably eat, and how they eat it.  Meet a park interpreter in the back of the visitor center to learn about how birds use their beaks.

3p.m. – Hidden Creatures – We humans wear camouflage on a daily basis to blend in while hunting, and sometimes just for style.  But, animals have to use camouflage to survive in the wild.  Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to learn about some of these animals doing what they do best, blending in with nature, and see if you can spot all the hidden creatures in the pictures!

(Source: Lake Dardenelle State Park)