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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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Address: Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: One of the best places to view the bald eagle.

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We where not sure about this trip. We did not know if mom my would be able to get into the rafts. No problem she had so much fun. This was a nice float down the river on a rubber... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Sharry6668
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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We where not sure about this trip. We did not know if mom my would be able to get into the rafts. No problem she had so much fun. This was a nice float down the river on a rubber raft. We started by taking the ferry from Juneau then a bus ride to the park. We had a great... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Unforgettable experience! Highly recommended for those who are a bit adventurous and able to negotiate a river raft ride. Outstanding views, close-ups with eagles... amazing.

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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

What an adventure, I have watched Bald Eagle on the High Plans of New Mexico watch them soar and swoop down for their prey, but never have I witnesses so many. No matter where you were you could see hundreds of the majestic bird swooping down for the salmon. Mid air acrobatics and daring dives were the norm. The drive... More 

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Boydton, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A very nice museum with 2 eagles and an educational program. Exhibits are worth spending time to see and stop for the video.

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Franklin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Frequent pullouts make it easy to safely view all portions of the Chilkat River in the Preserve. An amazing sight in the fall to see so many eagles in a relatively small area. You do need to be careful because some of the property along the river is privately owned and not always clearly marked.

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Florissant, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In the fall, thousands of American Bald Eagles come to the Chilkat River for the last salmon run of the year. The salmon spawn up river, and the eagle claim the dead and dying fish floating back down river. Spectacular viewing of eagles fighting over the carcasses. Photographers' paradise. Easy to get there, as there is only one road out... More 

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Idaho
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274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Chilkat valley is an incredible place and scenery regardless of the time of year but, if you want to see the most eagles, you have to come in winter when the salmon are spawning. The 'window' for best viewing depends on both the salmon numbers and weather, specifically the elevation of the river. The lower the river flow, the... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Eagles and more Eagles rafting with Andy of Haines Rafting Company was well worth it. Andy was great with his knowledge of the area and wild life was very impressive. He was on time with excellent equipment. Don’t miss the Eagles

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Umina Beach, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We hired a car in Haines and this was one place we went to see. There were so many Eagles and I got heaps of great photos. If you want to see Eagles this is the place to go.

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Houston, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We tried to visit the preserve, but found the staff very unhelpful. It took them 10 days to answer an e-mail requesting basic information about the preserve. By that time, we made other plans to visit the Chilkoot River where we saw dozens of bald eagles.

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