Wabasha and the surrounding riverfront areas hold the best viewing spots for wintering bald eagles. Though you can see eagles easily with the naked eye, the experience is better with binoculars. On your way there, keep an eye out for high eagle activity between Camp Lacupolis and Read's Landing.
Some good lookouts are:
1. Three pullouts between Camp Lacupolis and Read's Landing
2. Read's Landing
3. Along Lawrence Blvd. in Wabasha. You can see bald eagles November through March as transient birds mix with wintering ones near Wabasha.
The National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. The center is home to five rescued eagles, four bald eagles and one golden eagle. During a visit to the National Eagle Center, you can experience these magnificent creatures up close. Phone 651-565-4989.