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Eagle tours and more at Lake Dardanelle
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Eagle tours and more at Lake Dardanelle

Eagle Tours – Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free 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 American White Pelicans, ducks, and Snow Geese. Please dress warmly as temperatures and winds are more severe on the lake. In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible for our tours we will be taking reservations this year.  You will need to call the visitor center at 479-967-5516 to reserve your seat.  We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the Tournament Weigh-In Facility.  Also, in case of inclement weather, call 1 hour before tour time for possible cancellations.

Tuesday, February 12th

1:30p.m. – What’s for Lunch? – We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

 

Wednesday, February 13th

2p.m. – Eagle Tour – See above Description

 

Saturday, February 16th

11a.m. - Morning Hike – Lake Dardanelle is home to many interesting creatures due to its diverse habitat. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and venture down the Meadowbrook Trail. We will see who is out and about this morning.

 

1:30p.m. – What’s for Lunch? – We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

 

1:45p.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 – See above Description

 

 

4p.m. – Nature Journals – Ever wish you had a picture of something you saw but didn’t have a camera? Well nature journals are a sure way to have that picture and never have to get a picture printed. Join a park interpreter at the visitor center classroom and learn how to capture the memories without a camera.

 

Sunday, February 17th

10a.m. – Game Scene Investigation: G.S.I.  – When you walk around in nature and you see a track, do you take the track at face value as just a foot print, or do you look around to see what the big picture holds? Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and see what you can determine about the game scene in the area.

 

2p.m. – “Little Brother” – Have you ever thought about how people survived before there were stores to buy what they needed?  Come to the amphitheater to learn about how the Cherokee used parts of a deer to get what they needed to survive.

 

 

Tuesday, February 19th

9a.m. – Eagle Tour – See above Description

 

1:30p.m. – What’s for Lunch? – We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

 

Thursday, February 21st

9a.m. – Eagle Tour – See above Description

 

Saturday, February 23rd

10a.m. – Pioneer Play –You will discover what pioneer kids did to pass the time while the exploration and progress of their parents forged the culture you find here today. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center.

 

11a.m. – Focus on Fish– Why does Lake Dardanelle have such a healthy bass population? The health of this fishery is partially, due to the good conservation practices of the staff at Lake Dardanelle State Park. Join a park interpreter in the orientation room where she will talk about fish and how we can better care for them by learning about and understanding their habits.

 

1:30p.m. – What’s for Lunch? – We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

 

1:45p.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. – History in a Bag – Exploration, opportunity, and progress forged the culture find here today.  Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to play a game that will take you on a journey through the history of Arkansas.

 

3p.m. – Fish Feature – Lake Dardanelle has a healthy and diverse fishery. There are over 90 species of fish in the lake. Each of these fish are specially adapted for their niche in the environment. Join a park interpreter at the weigh-in pavilion and see if you can match the face and fins of some of these fish as we learn about some of these sought after species and how we can catch them.

 

Sunday, February 24th

9a.m. – Nature Items Scavenger Hunt There is great diversity in habitat and animals at Lake Dardanelle, making it easy to explore and enjoy nature here. We will see how many of the nature items on her list you can find. There will be some interesting things on her list, so bring your thinking cap, be ready to get creative with your answers, and let’s go nature hunting. Meet the park interpreter at the visitor center front desk.

 

12p.m. – Eagle Tour – See above Description

 

3p.m. – Lunar Living – So many of us today live our lives by the box. The boxes that fill the calendars we keep. Living by the box based on a solar calendar was not always the way it was. Cherokees and many other Native American tribes for example lived by a lunar calendar. They used the moon and nature to tell them the things that needed to be done at certain times. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center orientation room and discover lunar living.

 

Tuesday, February 26th

1:30p.m. – What’s for Lunch? – We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

 

Wednesday, February 27th

12p.m. – Eagle Tour – See above Description

Borrow a Park Adventure & Creativity Kit – (P.A.C.K.) you get all the tools you need for adventure and creativity neatly packaged in a backpack along with an adventure guide full of ideas on what to do with all the items.  Our P.A.C.K.’s can be checked out at the visitor center for a $ 10 fee.  You keep the pack for 24 hours and get to keep many of the items for future adventures.     

Remember that all our programs count toward earning your State Park Explorer Certificate. If you would like more information on this program ask one of our Park Interpreters.

Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive Russellville, AR 72802, 479-967-5516, www.arkansasstateparks.com      

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