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Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Days

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@ Pere Marquette Lodge | Grafton, IL

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Have you ever seen our national bird, the bald eagle? Soaring on a 6 to 71/2-foot wing span, these birds 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 these seasonal visitors. Eagles may be spotted in the treetops along the Illinois River in 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!

For Further Information...

...about Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Days, or to make reservations please call the Visitor
Center at (618) 786-3323.
...about Pere Marquette State Park, please call the Visitor Center at (618) 786-3323.
...about overnight accommodations or dining at Pere Marquette Lodge, please contact the lodge at (618) 786-2331.

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8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


13653 Lodge North Boulevard, Grafton, IL 62037 (Driving Directions)
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