LBL Hosts Bald Eagle Viewing Tours and Cruises

GOLDEN POND - Woodlands Nature Station and Friends of Land Between the Lakes are serving as guides to bald eagle viewing lake van tours in January and February.

Van tours throughout January and February will explore favorite Land Between the Lakes bays, shorelines and roosting spots of bald eagles. Search for these majestic birds as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and perhaps even catch one in action while hunting. Woodlands Nature Station naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours:
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 - 5:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 - 5:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 - 5:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 - 5:30 pm
Reservations and full deposits are required for all van tours and cruises. The popularity of eagle excursions calls for early reservations. A full listing of eagle viewing activities can be found at Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your tour. 

“Land Between the Lakes serves as a major wintering spot for bald eagles from northern areas such as Michigan and Canada,” states John Pollpeter, Nature Station’s Lead Naturalist. “Since Kentucky and Barkley lakes remain unfrozen throughout winter, they attract northern bald eagles looking for open water where they can find fish. The 300 miles of undeveloped, forested shoreline at Land Between the Lakes provides eagles with the ideal habitat they need to thrive.”

In 2018, biologists counted close to 140 bald eagles wintering in the Land Between the Lakes area, as well as 30 active nests. The eagle cruises give visitors a chance to view these majestic birds in their natural habitat.

Woodlands Nature Station will also be hosting "The Road Less Travelled" van tours on February 8 and 15. Join naturalists as they explore the nooks and crannies of Land Between the Lakes, discovering wildlife hot spots, scenic vistas and historic jewels tucked away in the landscape. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your space.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes have partnered with the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area of the USDA Forest Service to provide interpretive and informative services along with support services for those visiting the LBL.

More information is available at 

The Friends are supported through business and personal memberships, gift shop sales and other contributions.

Published 07:00 AM, Thursday Jan. 23, 2020
Updated 08:11 AM, Thursday Jan. 23, 2020


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