Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

January 13th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Mississippi River hosts one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles!

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles?  They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The Chain of Rocks rapids to the south of the Bridge create open waters which are ideal fishing waters for eagles. Eagle Days is a  unique opportunity to watch them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees while learning more about eagles and local wildlife in the comfort of a warming tent!

This free, family event is also an excellent opportunity to see bald eagles in the wild and up close during live bald eagle programs presented by the World Bird Sanctuary. During both days, the World Bird Sanctuary program will be repeated every 20 minutes from 10 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Lewis and Clark reenactors will also present a living history camp on the Missouri side, and demonstrations on the Illinois side.

The event is hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Great Rivers Greenway (GRG). Eagle Days is also made possible by a sponsorship from Cabela’s.


Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Get Directions

This event is accessible via the Mississippi Greenway: Biddle Street Riverfront to Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

MetroBus #61

This event is not directly accessible by Metrolink

Free parking is available at two satellite lots in Missouri, the St. Louis Welcome Center at Riverview and I-270 and North Riverfront Park, off of Riverview south of the waterworks. A free shuttle will be available from both locations. Free parking is also available at the Illinois Bridge entrance. $5 parking is available at the main parking lot on the Missouri side of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.