Eagle Viewing

The heated eagle viewing facility at Lake Ogallala will be open weekends December 23 through February 25 from 8 am to 2 pm.   Special Eagle Days activities will be held January 20-21.  The facility is provided courtesy of The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District . 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.