Stroll the Eagle Slough Natural Area

February 15, 2018
Category: Henderson, KY Attractions

Eagle Slough Natural Area is located at 5000, Waterworks Road in Evansville, Indiana. It is a forest and wetland that serves as the habitat of more than a hundred and sixty avian species. The oasis is a natural preserve with walking trail, observation decks, an open water lake, mature bottomland hardwood forests, and wetlands. You may find another address of Eagle Slough Natural Area online, something like 16001-16847, U.S. 41 in Evansville. This is effectively the same preserve. The Ohio River is to the south of the preserve. It hosts the Ohio Valley Birding Festival. You can indulge in birding, or you can pack a picnic or try some water sports.

About Eagle Slough Natural Area

There are some unique features of Eagle Slough Natural Area. The reserve is a nesting place for bald eagles. The bald cypress trees are some of the largest you would find in the entire state. Birding is the most favorite activity of locals and tourists frequenting the reserve. You can spot warblers and bald eagles among countless other birds.

The entire reserve spans around a hundred and twenty-seven acres. The trail is a little over a mile long and is easy enough for beginners or those with absolutely no experience in hiking. You can access Eagle Slough Natural Area via the intersection of Waterworks Road and Shawnee Drive with US Highway 41. Keep driving east on Waterworks, and you would find the parking lot to your left in a few hundred meters.

The preserve transforms with the seasonal changes. The trails are covered with leaves through fall while it gets much brighter and more beautiful during spring. There is substantial signage to guide you along the trail. Don’t forget to get your binoculars, a reliable digital camera, and your hiking boots.

Stay at Economy Inn and Suites in Henderson

Eagle Slough Natural Area is seven and a half miles north of Economy Inn and Suites located on 2030, US-41 in Henderson, Kentucky. The hotel is a quick 10-minute drive from the preserve which has a grassy area available for parking, as well as available parking inside the gates of the preserve. Reserve your stay online at the hotel to get the best deal.