Tara’s Mississippi River Nature Weekend is an exciting family festival for the outdoor adventurist, both young and seasoned. The festival is highlighted by nature’s Wading Bird Migration in the Mississippi Flyway. Purchase a day pass for Saturday only or stay with us all weekend. Weekend packages include lodging, food, and activities (see below).
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.
For mountain biking enthusiast, Tara’s numerous trails are perfect for relaxed biking adventures through the woodlands, to the river and beyond. Bring your own bike and explore the backwoods of Tara.
Reserve your spot with Quapaw Canoe Company for canoeing on the Mississippi River. The canoe excursions will go out to Willow island where you can explore and swim some. Trips will take about 3 hours.
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.
Weekend Activities Include
- mountain biking
- kids’ kite flying contest
- live music
- open-air bus birding tours
- wildlife photography seminar with Joe Mac Hudspeth
- canoeing on the Mississippi River with Quapaw Canoe Company
- birding tours
- wildlife management seminar
- and more!
See the full schedule of events.
Contact us at 601-279-4261 to make reservations or with any questions.
Stay the Weekend: Stork and Cork Package
Our “Stork and Cork” Package includes a Friday night reception, lodging, fine dining, nature seminars, music provided by The Cee Blaque Combo, and Sunset Birding Excursions.
- $236.00 Double Occupancy
- $295.00 Single Occupancy
- Children: $40 additional
- Register for the event
One Night Lodging Only
If you’d rather not stay the whole weekend, but you would like one night’s lodging, we are happy to accommodate you.
- $148* single occupancy
- $25 additional person
- Includes meals (evening and breakfast) and social
- QuaPaw River Excursions sold separately
- Register for the event
*Includes Evening Meal and Full Breakfast
Saturday: Day Visitor Pass
Don’t want to stay overnight? A Day Visitor Pass for Saturday is only $10/person. Lunch can be purchased for $10 ~ Children 12 and under – $5.00. Please call ahead to reserve a meal. Saturday activities include open air bus tours, nature seminars, vendors, and exploring the nature trails. View the Schedule of Activities.