Save the date for the 19th Annual War Eagle Appreciation Day, happening on Saturday, June 3rd, from 11* am – 1 pm at Withrow Springs State Park’s Kieth Ham Pavillion!
*Guided nature hike to celebrate National Trails Day will begin at 10:30 am.
The 19th Annual War Eagle Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, June 3, 2023, and will feature free, family-friendly activities at the Withrow Springs State Park’s Keith Ham Pavilion, Huntsville, AR. Activities will feature local organizations with educational and interactive activities focused on water, wildlife, history, tourism, and more. Weichert Real Estate will grill free lunch, and music sponsored by the William Rufus Stephens Jr. Memorial Fund will include a live performance by The Plaid Magpies. The event will start at 11 am and wrap up at 1 pm. Attend for the chance to win fun door prizes!
June 3rd is also National Trails Day, and to celebrate, a guided nature hike will be offered as part of the event starting at 10:30 am, led by a Withrow Springs Interpretation Ranger. The hike will leave from the Keith Ham Pavilion and will consist of a 1.5-mile loop on the War Eagle Trail. The hike will have little elevation change, is rated as easy difficulty, and will take 45 mins to an hour to complete.
War Eagle Creek is a tributary to Beaver Lake, our region’s source water supply. The War Eagle watershed is responsible for 1/3rd of all water entering Beaver Lake, the source of drinking water for one in five Arkansans, making it an essential area to appreciate, keep clean, and steward.
Sponsors and partners included Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas State Tourism, H2Ozarks, Beaver Water District, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Weichert Real Estate, Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, Rufus Stephens Jr. Memorial Fund, Turpentine Creek, Ozark Natural Science Center, and more!