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River Cruises Offer Guided Views of Bald Eagles

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Got the winter blues?  Then cast off on a river cruise with Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) staff to search the shores of Kentucky Lake for bald eagles while enjoying the comforts of the CQ Princess luxury yacht. 

The first two cruises of the year are full, but space is still available on Monday, January 17th. Enjoy a delicious meal and relaxing cruise on Kentucky Lake for a unique experience on the CQ Princess. On this three hour cruise, LBL interpreters will tell the story of our nation’s symbol, the bald eagle, as well as help you spot these majestic birds in the wild.

“Eagle river cruises are a wonderful experience,” said Carrie Szwed, Nature Station Public Programs Coordinator. “You’ll enjoy great views of bald eagles and other wildlife while taking in the beautiful sights of Kentucky Lake and its forested shoreline.”

The CQ Princess is a 96-foot long vessel offering great visibility from inside its heated cabin or outside on the deck.  The CQ Princess departs from Kenlake State Resort Park Marina.  Restrooms and hot beverages are available on board.  For a view of the ship, visit www.cqriverside.com. The eagle lunch cruises are from 11:00am-2:00pm. All tours cost $60.00 per person and include meals. 

If you are interested in additional eagle tours, LBL also offers Eagle Viewing Van Trips from 1:00pm-4:30pm on Saturday, January 23rd, 30th, and February 6th. LBL guides will take you to the best wildlife viewing hot spots on the 170,000-acre recreation area. Tours require moderate walking. Dress for the weather. Meet and depart from the Golden Pond Visitor Center. ($5.00 ages 12 & under, $7.00 ages 13 & up.) 

Reservations & full deposits are required for all trips. For more information or to reserve your space, call 270-924-2020 weekdays, 8:00am-4:30pm.

About Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes is managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with “Friends of LBL,” to provide public lands outdoor recreation and environmental education.  We encourage visitors to review our website at www.lbl.org each season, and throughout the season, for our Calendar of Events, maps, updates on programs and policies, safety information, and temporary trail and road closures. Additional LBL and “Friends of LBL” information is also available on our website or by calling 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.

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