Eagle Watching Hot Spots
Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

1. Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

7.5
Hartford, IL
Scenic Lookout · 3 tips and reviews

Visit AltonVisit Alton: View eagles in action soaring high above the confluence from viewing platforms at 50, 100 & 150 feet. Put on your eagle eyes because the vantage point is awesome.

National Great Rivers Museum is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

2. National Great Rivers Museum

2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton, IL
Museum · 3 tips and reviews

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Eagles looking for fish can be seen soaring above the Locks & Dam. The National Great Rivers Museum offers indoor spotting scopes for viewing.

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

3. Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Missouri
Scenic Lookout · 3 tips and reviews

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Visit the new Riverlands Audubon Center to use indoor spotting scopes and view eagles in the Ellis Bay refuge of the sanctuary.

Alton Visitors Center & Regional CVB is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

4. Alton Visitors Center & Regional CVB

200 Piasa St, Alton, IL
General Travel · 1 tip

Visit AltonVisit Alton: This is your Eagle Watching Headquarters. View a live bald eagle on select Saturdays in January. Pick up information on dining, loding, shopping, events and the best places to see the eagles.

The Nature Institute is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

5. The Nature Institute

Levis Lane, Godfrey, IL
General Entertainment · 1 tip

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Hit the trails for a bluff top view of the eagles soaring over the Mississippi River.

Clifton Terrace Park is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

6. Clifton Terrace Park

Godfrey, IL
Playground · 2 tips and reviews

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Just 6 miles from Alton on the scenic byway, pull off here for a safe place to view eagles on the river.

Elsah is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

7. Elsah

Elsah, IL
Trail · 1 tip

Visit AltonVisit Alton: This a great place to pull off and rest from your eagle watching adventures and safely view eagles on the river.

Grafton Riverfront is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

8. Grafton Riverfront

Illinois Rte. 100, Grafton, IL
Harbor / Marina · 1 tip

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Head down to Front St. and stretch your legs with a quick walk along the riverfront to view eagles perched in the trees and out on the river.

Brussels Ferry is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

9. Brussels Ferry

Illinois
Boat or Ferry · 1 tip

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Eagles are active near the Brussels Ferry, where they enjoy perching in the tall cottonwood trees lining the river banks.

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Brussels is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

10. Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Brussels

Swan Lake - HCR 82, Box 107, Brussels, IL
Scenic Lookout · 2 tips and reviews

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Ride across the Brussels Ferry into Calhoun County and follow the signs to Swan Lake. Stop at the Visitor Center to use the viewing scopes.

11. Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Grafton

Gilbert Lake - Illinois Rte. 100, Grafton, IL
Scenic Lookout · 2 tips and reviews

Visit AltonVisit Alton: One half mile upriver from the Brussels Ferry is Gilbert Lake. The trees out in the field often have eagles perched there.

Pere Marquette State Park is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

12. Pere Marquette State Park

8.7
13112 Visitor Center Ln, Grafton, IL
Park · 12 tips and reviews

Visit AltonVisit Alton: The park is a popular home to eagles, which are often seen along the Illinois River banks and spotted from various scenic lookout points within the park.

13. Hardin Riverfront

Illinois Rte. 100 (across the Joe Page Bridge), Hardin, IL
Scenic Lookout · 2 tips and reviews

Visit AltonVisit Alton: On IL Rte. 100, cross the Joe Page Bridge in Hardin. There are great riverfront restaurants, perfect for viewing eagles while you dine.