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Skagit Eagle Festival

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Editor’s note: Due to COVID-19 and flooding and other weather issues, some Skagit Eagle Festival activities may be subject to change or cancelation. Please check with the organizations below to confirm the status before planning a visit.

The Skagit Eagle Festival is a month-long celebration during eagle-watching season in eastern Skagit County. Select activities are happening in 2022.

2022 Activities:

Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
Every Saturday and Sunday in January: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Howard Miller Steelhead Park – 52809 Rockport Park Rd, Rockport
Learn about eagles, watershed issues, and local, natural and cultural history.
More information:
(360) 853-7626

Guided Nature Walks
Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Howard Miller Steelhead Park – 52809 Rockport Park Rd, Rockport
We will offer one and one-half hour guided nature walks along the Skagit River. Walks will take place weekends in December and January and over the Holiday break along the Skagit River. Walk departs from the SRBEIC headquarters located in Howard Miller County Park in Rockport at 11:00am and 1:30pm.
More information:
(360) 853-7626

Forest Service Eagle Watcher Stations
Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Sutter Creek Rest Area (MP100), & Marblemount Fish Hatchery
Typically, there are eagle watcher volunteers who can answer your questions about bald eagles, salmon and the Skagit watershed. This year, there will not be volunteers at the stations, but you are still welcome to drive to the spots with your binoculars to try to spot the eagles.
More information and viewing tips:
(360) 854-2630

Skagit River Eagle Viewing & Photography Tours
Skagit River Eagle Tours
7349 Ranger Station Rd, Marblemount
Every Saturday and Sunday through the second week of February 2022 (reservations required)
Experience a premier 3-hour in their heated drift boats with high-backed cushioned seats. $75–$85 per person.
More Information:
(888) 6-SKAGIT or (888) 675-2448

Eagle Viewing Tips:

  • To see eagles up close, use a telescope, binoculars or a telephoto lens. Keep noise low and your movements slow.
  • Whenever possible, stay in your car and use it as a blind from which to photograph the eagles.
  • Stay away from the river’s edge and gravel bars where eagles are feeding, especially between 5 and 11 a.m.
  • Most of the river frontage is privately owned. Use public ares along the river and be courteous to local land owners. Do not walk across private property.

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