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Eagle Days at Smithville Lake

Published Dec. 20, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake, Clay County Department of Parks and Recreation, and Missouri Department of Conservation invites the public to Eagle Days at Smithville Lake in Smithville, Mo., January 4-5.

The two-day event will be highlighted by live eagle programs by Operation Wildlife on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. at the Paradise Pointe Golf Course Complex in Little Platte Park. Kids’ crafts and other vendors will be set up on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eagle viewing stations will be set up with spotting scopes in the waterfowl refuge. Agency personnel will be available to help visitors view live eagles in the wild. 

The event is free but seating is limited to 175 people per show. No tickets are needed. If you have questions about Eagle Days at Smithville Lake please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center by calling (816) 532-0174.  

The schedule of activities and locations are as follows:

Live Eagle Program
9:30 (Saturday only)
11:00 (Saturday and Sunday)
12:30 (Saturday and Sunday)
2:00 (Saturday and Sunday)

Information Booths and Displays – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Scopes will be set up at the best viewing areas on the lake and conservation agents, Clay County park rangers, and federal park rangers will be available to assist visitors. Don’t forget to bring your cameras, binoculars and scopes and dress warm for outside viewing.

Paradise Pointe Golf Course Complex
18212 Golf Course Road
Smithville, MO  64089

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Release no. PA-2013-80