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The Big Game is on Sunday, but Something MEGA is on Saturday

So, yea, Tom Brady will win another Super Bowl on Sunday. You can say that’s pretty big. But, at Starved Rock State Park, something MEGA is happening on Sunday, February 2. It’s not football related, but you could say you’d see the Eagles.

Eagle Watch Weekend – January 26 and 27, 2019

Eagle Watch Weekend in the Starved Rock State Park area is an exciting time, a true celebration the majestic bald eagle.  With programs happening at Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, you and your family will find enjoyable and informative programs that will increase your love of nature.

Top Five Places to See Bald Eagles in Starved Rock Country

It’s that time of year for bald eagle spotting. That is because when the Illinois River freezes over … a small area remains unfrozen (caused by the running water of Starved Rock Dam). This creates a fishing location for all of the bald eagles in the area. These five positions – no matter the temperature – should give you the best chance of seeing a bald eagle. (Keep in mind, there are no guarantees …)

Stay in Starved Rock Country

From Lodges to B&B’s, chain hotels and more … there are many places to make that your Flock to the Rock the perfect winter vacation getaway.

Dining in the Area

Fine dining tastes in casual and contemporary settings.  From burgers and brews to steaks and martinis, there is a bit of everything for everyone in Starved Rock Country.

Photo Credits – Kathy Casstevens