Eagle Viewing

CNPPID will not open the eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam at Lake Ogallala in the 2021 viewing season due to COVID restrictions. Park grounds remain open for independent wildlife watching. Eagles usually begin to congregate during cold weather in late December. A park entry vehicle permit is needed for all vehicles in the area, and these are available online at outdoornebraska.gov.

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.