Sat. Jun 10th, 2023
Another record attendance for the annual Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days.
Event officials tells KRMS News that some 1,300 people attended the event this year and more than 50 businesses helped to organize and provide funding for the programs.
There were four locations holding activities, including the World Bird Sanctuary’s Eagle program at Osage National, The Dickerson Park Zoo activities at The Encore Lakeside grill, fun and more down by the Bagnell Dam at the access point and the annual tours of the Willmore Lodge.
Residents are encouraged to follow Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days on Facebook for winners of the coloring and photo contests, as well as updates on what will be happening for the 2024 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days set for January 6th.
Here’s a full rundown from their latest release:
2023 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days presented by Ameren MO, was held January 7th, to excellent crowds and new features.
An estimated 1,300 people attended the event between the four locations.
World Bird Sanctuary offered Eagle programs at Osage National Golf Resort, featuring different species of raptors that have not been showcased at the event before.
The Encore Lakeside Grill opened their doors, welcoming Dickerson Park Zoo showcasing two different programs, vendors, and contests to full crowds.
The coloring and amateur photo contests were well received with many entries in both.
Viewing opportunities were plentiful below Bagnell Dam, with the help of the Missouri Master Naturalist – Lake of the Ozarks Chapter members on hand to lend a guiding eye or scope.
A combined effort from local Boy Scout Troops also pitched in at multiple locations.
Look for 2024 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days presented by Ameren Missouri to be back Saturday, January 6, 2024. “We were excited to be able to not only have another successful event with decent weather, but also to say that throughout the day around half of the attendees were attending the event for the first time, which is fantastic,” shared committee member Michelle Cook. “Also prior to the event with the help of Ameren’s continued sponsorship, we were once again able to bring a program from Dickerson Park Zoo to area elementary schools, which has become an important part of the overall event.”
The committee would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of the businesses and organizations that stepped up and sponsored the event, as it would not be possible without those sponsorships. This event is a collaborative effort of more than 50 businesses and organizations that realize the importance of educating people about how many wonderful natural attributes are offered at Lake of the Ozarks.