Grades K-8 The Eagal Lakes Nature Academy program is designed to encourage exploration and fun in learning. Each program is modeled after specific aspects of California proficiency standards.
We have two divisions within our Academy, one which serves school programs and the other division runs when school is not in session, such as spring break or summer vacation.
The goal at Eagal Lakes is to empower the youth with knowledge of the local surroundings, teach them what they can do to protect the wildlife and most importantly, we want the children to have fun and enjoy this unique experience.
Education on the Environment
Eagal Lakes is dedicated to educating children (as well as people of all ages) of the important impact that nature has on our lives and to appreciate its true beauty. Eagal Lakes has been the host to numerous field trips for the local school children, enlightening them on the beauty of nature, and how our impact as conservationists will preserve the trees, plants and animals that we have on our property for years to come. Customize programs to fit your needs!
The environment has played a significant role during the development process of Eagal Lakes. John Eagal has remained committed to the restoration of the property and the establishment of a prominent plant and wildlife existence. It is truly astounding to see the variety of animals at Eagal Lakes, and they would not be able to thrive as well as they do if the habitat they lived in was not flourishing the way it is.
With keeping nature in mind, Eagal Lakes has established 5 miles of nature trails that can be enjoyed by walking, running or mountain biking on them. One of the Eagal Family’s favorite traditions is to walk the trails every New Year’s Day which they say is their favorite time of year due to the serenity and peacefulness of the property during that time.
By doing their part as conservationists, Eagal Lakes has been able to enlighten others on the importance of the environment and how our actions can make a positive or negative impact, but most importantly, Eagal Lakes has been dedicated to having field trips on the property to empower children and give them the necessary knowledge and insight to protect our wildlife.
• Goodings Willow
• Valley Oak Tree
• Fremont Cottonwood
• Sandbar Willow
• Wild Rose
• California Blackberry
• Canadian Thistle
• Star Thistle
• The Grey Squirrel
• The Coyote
• The Red Tailed Hawk
• The California Quail
• The Bullfrog
• The Garter Snake
• The Great Egret
• The Great Blue Heron
• The Bittern
• The Western Pond Turtle
• The River Otter
What a great way to kick back, relax and feel the nature all around you. At Eagal Lakes you have two options for fishing. You can choose to fish on our very own private Bass Lake which is located at the back of the property. Or, you can fish on the San Joaquin River which surrounds the outside of the resort.
Our bass lake is a CATCH AND RELEASE lake so the sport of fishing won’t ever go dry! It’s been said that “there are some pretty large black bass in that there lake”.
San Joaquin River
The river gives you many options on where to fish and what to fish for. Eagal Lakes has many beaches surrounding the outside of the property which gives the avid fisherman many choices of how he wants to fish.
Stripers, catfish and carp (just to name a few) have been caught the most lately.
The biggest fisherman or should we say fisher-fish out on the river right now is Mr. Seal and his buddies. Yes, we have a mascot that likes to play with other fish in front of our regular fisherman. The seal will throw a fish in the air, bobble it on his nose, take a bite then leave the pieces! It is quite a show!
John Eagal designated half of the property to the restoration of wildlife and developed the nature trails so people would be able to enjoy the benefits of his efforts. During your time on the trails you can have a fun and exciting adventure while enjoying the true beauty of the natural environment. Eagal Lakes has 5 miles of nature trails that are ideal for all ages and fitness levels.
Simply go on a stroll and savor the breath taking scenery of the outdoors, go for a great run while enjoying the varying hills, or get on your mountain bike and challenge yourself!
- Wilderness Living Skills
- Mammals and Tracking
- Birds and their Languages
- Using our senses
- Plants and their Uses
- Native Cultures
- Trees and Survival
- Ecology and Community
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Since its conception, Eagal Lakes has remained environmentally preserved. Improvements have been made with nature in mind and roadways were created around the natural environment of the trees and waterways. Five miles of nature trails serve to show case the untouched beauty of the surroundings. Eagal Lakes is and will continue to be committed to keeping the environment pure.