Hobbs State Park has offered eagle watch tours on Beaver Lake for nine years. Every cruise is different. You never know what wildlife you will see.
According to Chris Pistole, newest Hobbs State Park interpreter, “It’s always great to be out on the water, and then to see the wildlife too adds special meaning to each cruise. We always expect to see Bald Eagles, but don’t forget about the beautiful osprey, the always hungry great blue herons, the red tailed hawks, the ducks, the kingfishers, deer, turtles, and the list goes on. No one will ever be disappointed on our eagle tours.” Pistole added, “We only take 18 guests at a time, so it’s important that folks call the park in a timely manner to ensure that their names get on the boarding lists.”
Hobbs State Park Eagle Cruise Dates Still Open
December: 10, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
January: 1, 4, 5 ,6 ,7, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27
February: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Adults $10.00 + tax. Children 6-12 $5.00 + tax. Tours depart Rocky Branch Marina promptly at 3:00 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, call: 479-789-5000
For additional information on Hobbs programs, trails, picnicking, or meeting room rental: Call: 479-789-5000
Also see: http://www.friendsofhobbs.com/ and www.ArkansasStateParks.com/hobbsstateparkconservationarea.