Skagit Eagle Festival is a month-long celebration during eagle-watching season in eastern Skagit County. Activities usually take place in Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount every full weekend in January.  The 2021 activities and events were canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please check with the organizations below to confirm the status before planning a visit.

Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
Howard Miller Steelhead Park – 52809 Rockport Park Rd, Rockport
Learn about eagles, watershed issues, and local, natural and cultural history.
(360) 853-7626

Forest Service Eagle Watcher Stations
Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Sutter Creek Rest Area (MP100), & Marblemount Fish Hatchery
Eagle Watcher volunteers can answer your questions about bald eagles, salmon and the Skagit watershed. They’ll have binoculars and high-quality spotting scopes available for your use.
(360) 854-2630

Deep Forest Experience
Rockport State Park – 51095 State Route 20, Rockport
Free guided tours
This forest tour will take you deep into the 670 acres of old-growth forest of Rockport State Park at the foot of Sauk Mountain. Tours are 30-60 minutes. Or visit the park’s Discovery Center with your family for engaging activities and displays about this area and to build a craft to take home. Discover Pass required.
(360) 853-8461

Skagit River Eagle Viewing & Photography Tours
Skagit River Eagle Tours
7349 Ranger Station Rd, Marblemount
Experience a premier 3-hour in their heated drift boats with high-backed cushioned seats. Reservations required.
(888) 6-SKAGIT or (888) 675-2448

Native American History, Storytelling & More
Marblemount Community Hall – 60055 State Route 20, Marblemount

Eagle ViewingSRBEAT

  • To see eagles up close, use a telescope, binoculars or a telephoto lens. Keep noise low and your movements slow.
  • Whenever possible, stay in your car and use it as a blind from which to photograph the eagles.
  • Stay away from the river’s edge and gravel bars where eagles are feeding, especially between 5 and 11 a.m.
  • Most of the river frontage is privately owned. Use public ares along the river and be courteous to local land owners. Do not walk across private property.

Driving Tips

  • Adjust speed according to traffic and weather.
  • Watch for pedestrians: people often cross the roadways during eagle watching season.
  • Carry winter emergency equipment: blanket, flashlight, jumper cables, snow shovel, additional winter clothing, and abrasive material (e.g. cat litter, sand).
  • Be aware that cell phone reception can be unreliable in eastern Skagit County.

The Skagit Eagle Festival is funded in part by Skagit County Lodging Tax Funds.

1. Choose a weekend that’s most convenient for you.
2. Check out the activities for that weekend.
3. Reserve your lodging, if you plan to spend a night or two.
4. Get ready for a great time, at your own pace!