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Eagle Days planned at Smithville Lake

Published Nov. 14, 2014
Members of the public use spotting scopes set up for the 16th Annual Eagle Days on Jan. 5, 2013, at Smithville Lake in Missouri. Approximately 2,150 people attended the event, many of which had never been to the lake. About 15 eagles performed for the crowds around the lake while Operation Wildlife hosted seven live eagle shows indoors over the weekend. Photo by Derek R. Dorsey.

Members of the public use spotting scopes set up for the 16th Annual Eagle Days on Jan. 5, 2013, at Smithville Lake in Missouri. Approximately 2,150 people attended the event, many of which had never been to the lake. About 15 eagles performed for the crowds around the lake while Operation Wildlife hosted seven live eagle shows indoors over the weekend. Photo by Derek R. Dorsey.

SMITHVILLE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Clay County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Missouri Department of Conservation invites the public to Eagle Days at Smithville Lake, Smithville, Mo., January 10 and 11, 2015.

The two-day event will be highlighted by live predatory bird programs by Operation Wildlife on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 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 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.to 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 visitor's view live eagles in the wild. 

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 Address:

18212 Golf Course Road

Smithville, Mo.  64089

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.  

 

 

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Release no. PA-2014-56