Mark your calendar for the “FUNest” event on Lake Eufaula, the Golden Eagle Poker Run, Sat., June 11 at South Point Pavilion in Eufaula Cove. Lake Eufaula Association will host the annual fund raising event with over $40,000 in cash prizes based on 500 entries.

All card stops are on the water but you don’t have to have a boat to join the fun. Boats, cars and bikers are welcome to enter. The run course will include: No. 9 Marina, Evergreen Marina, Belle Starr Marina, Eufaula Cove Marina and the host site, South Point Pavilion, known to the locals as Peters Point.

Pre-entrants can pick up their packets and first card on Friday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the LEA office, 701 S. Main, Eufaula.

“Entering by Friday, June 10, saves you $25,” said Emily Rodebush, member services director. “Entry forms are available at marinas, convenience stores, LEA office and online at”All entrants receive a Golden Eagle Run shirt or hat and a one year honorary membership to Lake Eufaula Association.

The area band, “Blue Fish” will bring an entertainment aspect to the event this year. “We’re adding a free concert,” said Connie Morris, LEA executive director. “Everyone can enjoy live music while we’re getting all the entrants checked in to find out who wins. Blue Fish will start playing around 2 p.m.”

Food and beverage vendors will be set-up during the day so even if you don’t participate in the poker run, you can come out and join the party.

Pre-entry Fee (by June 10 at 8 p.m.) is $175 for five cards; $200 for six. Entry fee the day of the event is $200 for five cards; $225 for six.

First place pays $19,250; 2nd $9,625; 3rd $6,125; 4th $3,500; 5th $1,725. All payouts are based on 500 entries. There will be $100 Mystery Cards and the Hopper Hand Draw will payout $200 to five people that had bad luck turn good.

For more information contact Lake Eufaula Association at 918.689.7751 or email

Connie Morris

Executive Director

Lake Eufaula Association