The VIllage of Prairie du Sac and Ferry Bluff Eagle Council (FBEC) maintains a public Overlook adjacent to the municipal parking lot on Water St. in Prairie du Sac.  A permanent spotting scope is available at all times at the Overlook for people to view eagles on nearby Eagle Island as well as perching on trees along the river.

In January and February, FBEC volunteers also staff the Overlook on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Volunteers can answer questions and show visitors where else they can view eagles.

Other sites include:

The Alliant Energy – Hydroelectric Dam

Prarie du Sac dam Alliant dam

Located north of Prairie du Sac on Hwy. 78 one-half mile. At Dam Road (1st road north of the village), turn right and keep right at the fork in the road. A convenient parking lot below the dam allows eagle watching from your car.  Birds often are seen fishing below the dam or perching in trees just south of the parking lot. Find out more about the dam here.

The VFW Park

Eagle Release at VFW Prairie du Sac Photography by Kris Cunningham

Just off Hwy. 78 toward the river about  4 blocks north of the Hwy. 60  bridge. The street winds down to the river, where cars can park and easily watch eagles soaring above or perched on trees across the river.

The Sauk City River Walk

Sauk City River Walk

In Sauk City, north of the Hwy. 12 bridge. Turn north off Hwy. 12 at the stop light, go one block and turn towards the river a half-block. Parking is available.

Eagle watching at the dam is enhanced if you stay in your car, because people walking tend to chase eagles away.

Where else? Look up!
You might see eagles soaring overhead!