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Lake James Boat Tour

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Lake James State Park

The waters and shoreline of Lake James is bursting with life and there’s no better way to explore than by boat. Park Ranger Veasey is captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat to search for ospreys, otters, eagles and scenic vistas. The weather could be hot and muggy so dress appropriately for the day (remember it’s always cooler out on the water). Registration is required and available first-come, first-served. Call the park office at 828-584-7728 to reserve. Meet at the Paddy’s Creek Area East Picnic Shelter at 8:45 a.m. for a briefing and prompt 9 a.m. departure.