Eagle Viewing

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District provides a heated eagle viewing facility below the dam for the public.  It will be open weekends January 7, 2017 through the first weekend in March.  In the winter months, bald eagles gather to fish below Kingsley Dam on Lake Ogallala.   When ice forms on area lakes and rivers, bald eagles and many waterfowl species concentrate on areas where they can find open water, like this area kept open by the turbulence from the operation of the Kingsley Hydroplant.  The eagles feed on shad, alewife and other small fish, although they’re occasionally seen plucking larger fish like catfish and carp from the water. A Nebraska parks permit is needed to access the viewing area.