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Eagle Day planned at Stockton Lake

Published Dec. 12, 2016
Members of the public take advantage of spotting scopes set up by sponsors of the annual Eagle Days at Smithville Lake in Missouri.

Stockton Lake will host the 23rd annual Eagle Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 10 a.m. Please register by Jan. 6, 2017 at 417-276-3113.

STOCKTON, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Stockton Lake Association will host the 23rd annual Eagle Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

Boat tours will be provided to transport spectators to and from eagle observation areas while providing unique views of Stockton Lake not seen from the roadway or campground. The tours will begin at three marinas; Orleans Trail Marina, Mutton Creek Marina and Stockton State Park Marina. Due to limited seating, tour registration is required prior to the event.  

A $5 donation for the lake tour is requested by the Stockton Lake Association but is not required. The donations help cover fuel and other costs associated with the boat tours and are very much appreciated.  

If you are interested in taking part in this experience, please register with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Stockton Lake project office at 417-276-3113 by 4 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2017. Please dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and don’t forget to bring your binoculars and camera. In case of extreme weather, please tune in to KRWP 107.7 FM or KTTS 94.7 FM for cancellation information.

 


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