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Pere Marquette State Park

All events listed are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.
For more information call 618-786-3323 ext 1.


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 scope. 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.

Click here for more on Bald Eagles in the area

2015 - 2016 Dates

December Dates
Friday, December 18

January Dates
Friday, January 15
Tuesday, January 19
Friday, January 22
Monday, January 25
Wednesday, January 27
Thursday, January 28
Friday, January 29
Saturday, January 30

February Dates
Monday, February 1
Wednesday, February 3
Thursday, February 4
Friday, February 5
Saturday, February 6
Thursday, February 18
Friday, February 19
Thursday, February 25
Friday, February 26

March Dates
Friday, March 4


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 ext 338.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

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! 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!

The 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.

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