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Beaver Lake eagle watch cruises

Hobbs State Park has offered eagle watch tours on Beaver Lake for nine years. Every cruise is different.

"We have always been lucky seeing eagles on our tours -- some mature, some immature -- and we always see other beautiful wildlife as well," says Chelsea Porter, park interpreter. "It could be migrating osprey, great blue herons, kingfishers, deer or red-tailed hawks. No one will ever be disappointed on our eagle tours."

"We only take 18 guests at a time," Porter added, "so it's important that folks call the park in a timely manner to ensure that their names get on the boarding lists."

Eagle cruise dates are: Dec. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Adults are $10 plus tax; children 6-12 are $5 plus tax. Tours depart Rocky Branch Marina promptly at 3 p.m. on each of the given dates. For more information and to make reservations, call the park at 479-789-5000.

Mother Nature reading times

Mother Nature herself has become a permanent fixture at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area lobby in the visitor center. Every second Saturday at 10:30 a.m. she visits the park to excite the imaginations of all the children around her. The upcoming Mother Nature visit and reading topic for Saturday, Dec. 8, is "Squirrels: Busy All Year 'Round." There is no cost for this activity, and the length is one hour. Storytime will be followed by hands-on nature-craft activities. Children of all ages are welcome; however, most stories will target children 3-6 years of age.

Park Visitor Center

The Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitor Center contact phone number is 479-789-5000. The visitor center is located on Arkansas Highway 12, just east of the War Eagle Road intersection. To learn more about upcoming Friends of Hobbs speakers and other park programs, go to www.friendsof hobbs.com and www.Arkansas StateParks.com/hobbsstateparkconservationarea.

Sports on 12/05/2018

Print Headline: Hobbs State Park -- Conservation Center Events

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