Eagle Watching

Here in Illinois we have more wintering Bald Eagles than any other state outside Alaska. There are many places to observe bald eagles along the Mississippi River during the winter months (mainly December – March). Don't miss the change to see an eagle up close and other birds of prey at the many eagle festivals and events taking place along the byway. Check out our events calendar for what's happening this winter.

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Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau

East Dubuque Boat Launch
2nd Street and Menominee Avenue
East Dubuque, IL 61025

300 Gramercy Street
East Dubuque, IL 61025

870 South Pilot Knob Road
Galena, IL 61036

8700 West Chestnut Road
Galena, IL 61036

1683 North Cross Road
Galena, IL 61036

Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lock and Dam #13
4999 Lock Road
Fulton, IL 61252

Hennepin Feeder Canal
209 Emmons Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Marquette Park & Savanna Marina
Wayne King Drive and Randolph Street
Savanna, IL 61074

Mississippi Palisades State Park
16327A Illinois Route 84
Savanna, IL 61074

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge/Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center
7071 River View Road
Thomson, IL 61285

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lock and Dam #18

Hampton Heritage Center
251 South State Avenue
Hampton, IL 61256

Illiniwek Forest Preserve/Lock and Dam #14
Illinois Route 84
Hampton, IL 61256

Lock and Dam #16
Route 92
Illinois City, IL 61259

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
Locks 30, 31 & 32 - Access from Route 67
Milan, IL 61264

Lock and Dam #17

Mississippi River Visitor Center/ Lock and Dam #15
Arsenal Island
Rock Island, IL 61201

Schwiebert Riverfront Park
Between 17th and 20th Streets on 1st Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Sunset Marina
10 31st Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Illinois Highway 96, Across from Keokuk, IA Lock and Dam #19
Hamilton, IL 62341

Lock and Dam #21
909 West Lock and Dam Road
Quincy, IL 62301

Quinsippi Island
Bonansinga Drive and Cedar Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Two Rivers Marina at Pike Station
13495 U.S. Highway 54
Rockport, IL 62370

Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

The National Great Rivers Museum/ Melvin Price Locks and Dam #26
#2 Lock & Dam Way
Alton, IL 62002

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at Swan Lake
HC 82 Box 107 (Ride across the Brussels Ferry into Calhoun County & follow the signs to Swan Lake)
Brussels, IL 62013


Clifton Terrace Park
Route 100 and Clifton Terrace Road
Godfrey, IL 62035

Piasa Harbor
10815 Lockhaven Road
Godfrey, IL 62035

The Nature Institute
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL 62035

Brussels Ferry
16211 State Highway 100 W
Grafton, IL 62037

Grafton Riverfront

Pere Marquette State Park
13112 Visitor Center Lane
Grafton, IL 62037

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at Gilbert Lake
One half mile upriver from the Brussels Ferry
Grafton, IL 62037

Hardin Riverfront
On Route 100, cross the Joe Page Bridge in Hardin
Hardin, IL 62047

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
435 Confluence Tower Drive
Hartford, IL 62048

Audubon Center at Riverlands
301 Riverlands Way
West Alton, MO 63386

The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth

10 Bridge By-Pass Road
Chester, IL 62233

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
West Chain of Rocks Road
Madison, IL 62060

4800 Lock and Dam Road
Modoc, IL 62261

Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau

Devil’s Backbone Park
Brunkhorst Avenue
Grand Tower, IL 62942

Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area
2755 Refuge Road
Jonesboro, IL 62952

Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
Just East of Route 3
Miller City, IL 62962

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