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FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Parks will be holding a media day for its Eagle Watch Weekends on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Kenlake State Resort Park at Aurora.


Eagle Watch Weekends have been offered for more than 40 years by the Kentucky State Park system. Three parks – Kentucky Dam Village, Lake Barkley and Kenlake – will be offering the weekends for viewing eagles in January and February. Media day provides an excellent opportunity to photograph and learn more about eagles.


Media are invited to take a complimentary tour on the CQ Princess, a 96-foot yacht that will be providing some of the tours for Eagle Watch Weekends. The yacht has heated indoor cabins as well as outdoor decks. State park naturalists will also be on board to discuss eagles, their habitat and their behavior.


The tour will last from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT and will include lunch. Because seating is limited, interested media should make reservations by Jan. 3, 2014. For information, reservations, or questions about lodging, contact Gil Lawson at 502-564-4270, ext. 168, or email gil.lawson@ky.gov; or LaDonna Miller at 502-564-8110, ext. 306, or email ladonna.miller@ky.gov. For more information about Eagle Watch Weekends, visit www.parks.ky.gov





The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov



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