Kaw Lake’s annual Ultimate Eagle Watch by Horseback set for January 17

Jeanette SwindellGreen Country Marketing Association

For the fourth year, horse owners have a special treat in store at Kaw Lake’s Ultimate Eagle Watch by Horseback on Jan. 17.

A unique opportunity awaits the equestrians as they anticipate sighting Bald Eagles while on horseback, according to Kathy Tippin, executive director of the Kaw Lake Association, event presenter.

The viewing by horseback is an offshoot of Kaw Lake’s Ultimate Eagle Watch, also offered on the same day. More detailed information about the day’s complete eagle-watching activities will be announced later.

The Eagle Viewing by Horseback begins at 11 a.m. at Sarge Creek Cove. The ride fee is $10, payable at the gate.

Camping is available for riders on Jan. 16 and 17 for $8 per camp site per night. Reservations are not being taken but there will be plenty of sites, Tippin said. Loop A and Group Campsites are available. All campsites have electricity, but there is no water in winter.

Eagle Viewing by Horseback is available for horse owners with Trail Boss Rick Boyd. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch and their horses, of course. The tour will be canceled in the event of ice or snow.

“We are grateful for our riders as their ride fee helps Kaw Lake Association fulfill its mission to promote tourism and economic development of north central Oklahoma and south central Kansas,” Tippin said.

For more information: Kaw Lake Association Facebook page, events; Trail Boss Rick Boyd at rimrockrick@yahoo.com and 580-716-7425; kawlake@cableone.net and 580-762-9494.