March 8 2024, 8:30am

Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette State Park 2024

Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette State Park 2024

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 are required - call (618) 786-3323 ext. 1 to reserve your spot!

Bald Eagle Days Tour Schedule:

Tuesday, January 9
Thursday, February 1
Friday, February 2
Tuesday, February 6
Wednesday, February 7
Thursday, February 8
Thursday, February 15
Wednesday, February 21
Thursday, February 22
Friday, February 23
Monday, February 26
Friday, March 8

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, March 8 2024


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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