Every year Clarksville holds its annual Eagle Days on the last full weekend of January. The Clarksville site is Missouri’s oldest Eagle Days event. Budget and COVID caused several of the presenters to back out last year and this year. The Clarksville Community Chamber of Commerce has stepped up and there will be Eagle Days 2021 - Saturday and Sunday, January 30 & 31 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hourly programs are presented in the Appleshed to give visitors opportunities for great photos and to see these stunning and majestic birds up close and personal. Four bird handlers from World Bird Sanctuary will hold a live bird program in the South concrete area of the Apple Shed to entertain and educate the public. The Missouri Department of Conservation movie on the habits of Bald Eagles will be presented in the Appleshed theater. A variety of wildlife exhibitors and other vendors will be set up in the wood floor area to the North. Vendor booths are still available. The Clarksville Community Chamber will be selling Eagle Days sweatshirts and hoodies and will run a concession stand. The Chambers of Commerce from Louisiana and Bowling Green as well as the Pike County Tourism Commission will promote their areas as vendors.
Route 79 offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in Missouri, bald eagles included. The Missouri Department of Conservation has recognized Clarksville as the state’s most outstanding local site for nature tourism. The Riverfront Park offers an unobstructed view of the river. The open waters below Lock and Dam 24 allow the eagles to hunt fish, which is their main food.
Bring your camera, warm clothes and the entire family.