Kentucky Eagle Watch Weekends

A Kentucky State Park tradition, Eagle Watch Weekends are available in January and February.

During the winter, many migratory bald eagles visit the lakes area, swelling the population to 200 or more eagles. Tours start at three state resort parks during weekends in January and February on an excursion yacht and by van caravan style. The park restaurants are also open for groups interested in including a meal during the trip.

For four decades, the Kentucky State Parks have offered Eagle Watch Weekends, a chance to view the eagles from land and water and learn about the national symbol and other wildlife. They are led by state park naturalists and staff from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Both van and cruise tours are around three hours and include evening programs on Friday and Saturday.  

Lake Barkley State Resort Park - Jan. 19-21

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park - Jan. 26-28, Feb. 11

Kenlake State Resort Park - Feb. 2-4, Feb. 9-10

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Event Dates

1/11/2019 – 2/10/2019

Admission Fee (if any)

Van tours are $45 for adults and $30 for children 8-12. Fee includes all educational sessions, a box lunch, and a T-shirt. $70 for the cruise and a meal served aboard the CQ Princess while underway.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

8 - Adult

ADA Accessibility Notes

Call ahead for details

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals only

How to Get There

Please contact the hosting park for details.


These dates are from 2018. The eagle tours at Kentucky State Parks have concluded for 2019. Thanks!

Gil Lawson, 2/8/2019

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