Eagle Events Planned at Pinnacle Mountain and Bull Shoals State Parks

By Arkansas Game and Fish

First posted on 12-29-2009

Outdoor enthusiasts can bundle up, grab binoculars and head to Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock for Eagle Watch Lake Tours on Jan. 9-10. Park interpreters will lead the boat tours on Lake Maumelle to search for bald eagles.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tours tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12. Children under age 6 are free.

The following weekend, Jan. 16-17, brings Eagle Event 2010 to Pinnacle. Birds of prey are featured in the programs, and there will be eagle watching opportunities including lake tours. Most of the events are free but there is a fee for the lake tours. Seating is limited; reservations are required.

Contact the park for a finalized schedule and to make reservations by e-mailing or phoning 501-262-5806. Pinnacle Mountain State Park is located at 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road off Arkansas Highway 300 in west Little Rock.


Each year, approximately 100 bald eagles migrate to the Bull Shoals area. On Jan. 8-9 during Eagle Awareness Weekend, the Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Bull Shoals will offer activities centered on this national symbol.

Events will include lake and river tours, guided bird walks, guest speakers, live bird demonstrations, kids’ activities and live entertainment. Admission is free, except for the lake and river cruises. For more information phone 870-445-3629, and visit the Web site http://www.ArkansasStateParks.com