Lake Fork

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Rains County Eagle Fest

01/20/2018   7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location
Rains Elementary School / 372 FM 3299
Emory, Texas

More Info
903-473-2465





This year marks the 23rd Annual Rains County Eagle Fest.

The first festival was held following a resolution in 1995 when the 74th Legislature of the State of Texas declared Rains County "The Eagle Capital of Texas" as an effort to protect and preserve the American Bald Eagles in the area.

The Rains County Eagle Fest hosts visitors from all over the country. It is a full day festival celebrating and highlighting the American Bald Eagles that live around Lake Fork, Lake Tawakoni and in Rains County. The festival includes a line-up of live bird shows, educational exhibits and displays, entertaining wildlife presentations, interactive Aztec Dance performances, nature tours, craft and food vendors and more!

A highlight of the festival is the bus and barge tours at Lake Fork and the special bus tours at the old Iron Bridge Crossing at the Sabine River Authority on Lake Tawakoni. The tours provide a special opportunity to view eagles and other birds and wildlife native to the area in their natural habitat.

General Admission is $5 for adults and teens. Children under 12 are free. Bus and barge tours are available at an additional cost - Bus tours are $5 per person; Barge tours are $35 per person. Tickets are available in advance online. General Admission and Bus Tour tickets will also be available at the door (however, due to limited seating on the barge tours, tickets usually sell out in advance).

Full details and links are available at www.visitrainscounty.com under the "EVENT" tab.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Monday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 86

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 72

Tuesday

Rain Showers

Hi: 82

Tuesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 66

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 88

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 74

Thursday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 88

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 71


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 5/20: 402.94 (-0.06)



Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (May 15)

Water lightly stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.68’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws in flooded brush, wacky worms and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.