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January Events Taking Place in the Arkansas River Valley

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Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writer
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

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In order to better serve your needs and to keep you from getting extremely long documents from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, we have decided to break down our Travelin’ Arkansas release into regions organized by date. This way you will be able to look only at the areas you are interested in covering. The territories covered in Travelin' Arkansas adhere to the six geographical regions found in the Arkansas Tour Guide. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: communications@arkansas.com or 501-682-7606.




Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville offers free winter lake cruises that provide a great opportunity to see American Bald Eagles. Upcoming dates for the trips are Jan. 3, 7, 11, 14, 19, 21, 25, 27, and 29. Many other spectacular birds can be spotted from the boat, including American white pelicans, ducks, and snow geese. Participants should dress warmly because temperatures and winds can be more severe on the lake. In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible for tours the park is taking reservations this year. Call the visitor center at 479-967-5516 to reserve your seat. Boarding begins 15 minutes before the tour at the boat dock near the fishing tournament weigh-in facility. Also, in case of inclement weather, call one hour before tour time for possible cancellations.




Petit Jean State Park’s annual Eagle Awareness Weekend is set for Jan. 14-15 near Morrilton. The free event is comprised of programs devoted to the U.S. national symbol, and includes field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to look for wintering eagles and other birds. Contact the park at 501-727-5441 for a detailed schedule.



Submitted by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-682-7606
E-mail: info@arkansas.com

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