Wednesday August 21, 2013
3pm to midnight
Full Bullfrog Moon
(Full Sturgeon Moon)
17 miles on the Mississippi River
Montezuma to Quapaw
Meet Place: 291 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale, Miss
Meet Time: 3:00pm
End Time: 11pm/12midnight (depends on towboat traffic, wind & etc)
Charge: $100 each
Quapaw Provides: canoes, paddles, lifejackets and all necessary river gear, first aid kits, VHF Marine Radio, running lights, and all necessary emergency gear. Plates & Utensils. Camp tables. Camp Chairs. Iced Cooler. Roaring Bonfire.
Bring with You: Something for Potluck. Shoes you don’t mind getting wet & muddy. Long sleeve shirt & long pants (for skeeters). Mosquito repellant. Water Bottles. Headlamp or Flashlight. Cell Phone in Ziplock.
Is it okay to Swim? Yes. Bring towel and swimsuit. Leave a change of clothes in your vehicle.
Voyageur Canoes: 10 maximum each. No previous experience necessary. Everyone paddles together. First come first served.
To reserve your seat: contact John Ruskey 662-902-7841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri Aug 23, 2013 - Sun Aug 25, 2013
Mississippi River Nature Weekend
at Tara Wildlife, near Eagle Lake
Paddle with the Mighty Quapaws
in hand-crafted Voyageur style canoes
Mississippi River to Willow Island!
Call Tara Wildlife 601-279-4261 for details
Tara’s Mississippi River Nature Weekend is an exciting family festival for the outdoor adventurist, both young and seasoned. The festival is highlighted by natures Wading Bird Migration in the Mississippi Flyway. Our “Stork and Cork” Package includes a Friday night reception, fine dining and Sunset Birding Excursions.
Whether you’re enjoying Tara’s new Self-Guided Nature Trails by foot or pedal, there’s always an outdoor adventure that awaits you. Relax around the Tara Lodge or enjoy Guided Birding Tours led by outdoor enthusiast as they interpret nature’s sights and sounds.
If boating interests you, then paddle with the Mighty Quapaws in hand-crafted Voyageur style canoes on the Mississippi River to beautiful Willow Island! You can also participate in a Kayak Clinic and birding paddle hosted by Bluz Cruz. For mountain biking enthusiast, Tara’s numerous trails are perfect for relaxed biking adventures through the woodlands, to the river and beyond.
Saturday evening we stir up the night sounds with Live Music under the Stars. Enjoy food and fellowship as the Mississippi River Nature Weekend provides opportunities to see and experience Tara’s home in the Mississippi Delta.
Friday Afternoon Reception:
Lite Hors d’oeuvres provided
“Stork and Cork” Sunset Birding Roost
Hot Air Balloon Glow (weather permitting)
Birds Eye View, Tethered Rides, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $15, call for reservations
Nature Outdoor Seminars:
MS Museum of Natural Science ~ Joe Magee
Sustainable Resources ~ Bill Tomlinson
Kayak Clinic & Demonstration ~ BluzCruz Paddlers (BYOK)
Paddle – Birding by Canoe – BluzCruz Paddlers.
Mississippi River Adventure ~ Quapaw Canoe Company
Call for details and canoe reservation (limited canoes, life vest provided)
Open Air Bus Rides:
Interpreted Birding/Woods Tours
(Times tentative ~ Saturday 6 AM, 8:30 AM, 4 PM, 6 PM)
Explore Tara’s New Nature Trail:
(Self Guided ~ Interpreted Markers)
Music ~ Live Music Saturday Evening:
BYOB – Evening Reception and Music
Overnight Guest and Day Visitors Only
Weekend Pricing: Stork and Cork Package
The Stork and Cork package includes lodging, reception, meals, nature seminars, open-air bus tour, and music events. Call for Reservations. Register online!
$180.00 Double Occupancy P/P
$250.00 Single Occupancy
Children: $40 additional ~ 12 and under $20
Saturday Day Visitors Welcome *Event $10.00
Lunch $7.50 ~ Children 12 and under – $3.50
Single Night Lodging
$135* single occupancy
$115* double occupancy per person
Single Meals Available ~ with advance notice
*Includes Evening Meal and Full Breakfast
Call for details and availability
6791 Eagle Lake Shore Road
Vicksburg, MS 39183
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