Pere Marquette State Park
All events listed
are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.
For more information call 618-786-3323 ext 1.
BALD EAGLE DAYS
Every winter Pere Marquette State Park and the surrounding area
plays host to to our national bird, the Bald Eagle. A Park Site
Interpretive Program Coordinator will be presenting informative
programs about these magnificent creatures. Visitors will learn to
distinguish between immature and mature eagles, what they eat, why
they winter in the area and more. Each program begins at 8:30 am at
the Parkís Visitor Center. There will be a lecture and a short video
presentation followed by an observational drive. Be sure to dress
warmly and have a full tank of gas. Binoculars are highly
recommended but not essential as the Park brings along a spotting
These programs are very popular and reservations are required,
which can be made by calling 618-786-3323. If you are among the
first to sign up for any given day, you have the option of riding in
the Parkís van with the staff. Bald Eagle's aren't the only birds to
be seen on these trips. Participants might spot the Great Blue
Heron, Canadian Geese, Wild Turkeys and the Pileated Woodpecker,
making this a recommended trip for birders.
Reservations begin November 15th.
2014 - 2015 Dates
Friday, December 19
Monday, December 22
Thursday, January 8
Friday, January 9
Friday, January 16
Monday, January 26
Wednesday, January 28
Friday, January 30
Tuesday, February 3
Wednesday, February 4
Friday, February 6
Thursday, February 26
Monday, March 2
EVENTS AT THE LODGE
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center is the host of a variety of
fun family events throughout the year.
For information about events at the Lodge please call 618-786-2331
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, December 13, 2014
2 pm - 5 pm
Join in on the fun at the Mary Michelle Winery Tasting Room the
second Saturday of each month and enjoy appetizers and wine tasting!
This month's featured wine is White Haute Riesling! Free for Wine
Club Members. Not a Wine Club Member? No worries! It is easy to join
and includes all kinds of benefits like discounts on lodging, dining
and, of course, wine! $20 for a lifetime membership which includes a
free commemorative Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass!
Sunday, January 25, 2015
11 am - 3 pm
Come out to Pere Marquette
Lodge where you can not only be personally introduced to our
nation's most majestic symbol, but also shop our unique vendor
booths, grab a bite in the restaurant and enjoy time with friends
and family. The festival will feature live music and entertainment
by the World Bird Sanctuary as they showcase the Bald Eagle and
several other raptor species in their Masters of the Sky Show at
show at noon and again at 1:30 p.m.
Show up a little early and meet a Bald Eagle up close and personal!
Free to the event,
Masters of the Sky Show tickets are $3
area has events in all seasons including fairs, festivals, reenactments,
biking, and walking events, and more! Check out our Calendar
of Events pages for details.