December 23 2022, 8:30am

Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette State Park 2023

Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette State Park 2023

Pere Marquette State Park

13112 Visitor Center Lane
Grafton, Illinois 62037

  • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Have you ever seen America's national bird, the bald eagle? Soaring on a 6 to 7 1/2 foot wing-span, eagles are magnificent! It is not necessary to travel all the way to Canada to see these fabulous creatures. Pere Marquette State Park is fortunate to play host to the winter season visitors. Eagles may be spotted in the trees along the Illinois River in the months of December, January, February and March.
Pere Marquette State Park will be presenting informative programs about bald eagles this winter. Visitors will learn to distinguish between immature and mature bald eagles, what eagles eat, why they spend winter months in the area, and much more. All programs will begin at the park’s visitor center at 8:30 A.M. (Reservations Required.) There will be a video presentation and program followed by an observational drive to view the wintering bald eagles. Please be sure to dress warmly, have a full tank of gas and bring binoculars!

* Program begins at 8:30 AM at the Pere Marquette Park Visitor's Center

* Wear warm clothes, water/mud resistant shoes, and don't forget your binoculars and camera!

* Reservations begin November 15 2022

Bald Eagle Days Tour Schedule:

Friday, December 23
Thursday, January 12
Thursday, January 19
Wednesday, February 1
Friday, February 3
Monday, February 6
Tuesday, February 7
Tuesday, February 14
Thursday, February 16
Tuesday, February 21
Wednesday, February 22
Thursday, February 23
Friday, February 24
Thursday, March 2
Thursday, March 9

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, January 12 2023
  • Thursday, January 19 2023
  • Wednesday, February 1 2023
  • Friday, February 3 2023
  • Monday, February 6 2023
  • Tuesday, February 7 2023
  • Tuesday, February 14 2023
  • Thursday, February 16 2023
  • Tuesday, February 21 2023
  • Wednesday, February 22 2023
  • Thursday, February 23 2023
  • Friday, February 24 2023
  • Thursday, March 2 2023
  • Thursday, March 9 2023


With nearly 8,000 acres of scenic beauty, Pere Marquette State Park is one of the most picturesque and beautiful locations on the Illinois River. As the largest state park in Illinois, visitors…
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