Looking for an experience that will take your breath away? Several locations of the Division of Wildlife Resources across the state are celebrating Bald Eagle Day with special eagle viewings. The event is free and happing on Feburary 11th.
Check out the details:
Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area (Compton's Knoll), located about 10 miles northwest of Corinne
Viewing at Salt Creek will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To reach the WMA, take Exit 365 off of Interstate 15 and travel west on state Route 83 through Corinne. Stay on Route 83 until you get to 6800 West (Iowa String). Travel north to 6800 N. Travel west on 6800 N. until you reach the Salt Creek WMA/Compton's Knoll Watchable Wildlife site.
Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, located on the west side of Farmington at 1325 W. Glovers Lane (925 South)
Viewing at Farmington Bay will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fountain Green State Fish Hatchery, located east of Nephi
Viewing will take place at Fountain Green from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free tours of the Fountain Green State Fish Hatchery will also be offered.
If you're coming from the north, you can reach the hatchery by taking Interstate 15 and exiting the freeway at the second Nephi exit (Exit 225). After exiting the freeway, turn east on state Route 132 and travel about 10 miles. About 1 mile before the city of Fountain Green, a Bald Eagle Day sign will point you to an access road that leads to the hatchery.
Split Mountain/Green River, located north of Jensen and below the Dinosaur Quarry in Dinosaur National Monument (DNM).
Viewing will take place from 9 a.m. noon.
To reach the site, drive north from U.S. Highway 40 in Jensen on the road to the Dinosaur Quarry (state Route 149).
Your first stop should be at the staging area located just inside the DNM boundary. Displays and spotting scopes will be available at the staging area, and you might be able to see bald eagles and other raptors in the distance. Biologists will also be available to answer your questions.
Rush Lake Ranch, located on the Minersville highway (SR-130) about 12 miles north of Cedar City.
Viewing will take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
If you have questions about Bald Eagle Day, call Division of Wildlife Resources offices in Ogden, Springville, Vernal or Cedar City.