Juneau Wildlife Viewing
Eagle Beach State Park

photo of Eagle Beach State Park area wildlife Eagle Beach State Park is at the rich confluence of the glacial Herbert and Eagle Rivers and Lynn Canal. The extensive tidal flats at Eagle Beach are feeding grounds for shorebirds, geese, and gulls year round, and both black and brown bears frequent the area as well. A one-mile loop trail into the forest, with good birding opportunities, goes near beaver ponds and cottonwood trees. If you have a full day, hike the longer trails up the wildlife-rich Eagle and Herbert valleys.


The extensive intertidal flats at Eagle Beach makes this an excellent birding destination. Trails into the Eagle and Herbert valleys wind through classic sprice hemlock forest habitat, home to many mammals and birds.


  • Beaver
  • Black Bear
  • Brown Bear
  • Canada Goose
  • Eagles
  • Gulls
  • Peeps and Sandpipers
  • River Otter


Check at the ranger station for up to date information on wildlife viewing at Eagle Beach.


  • Fee
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Camping facilites, for both tent and RV campers, are available at Eagle Beach.

Plan to spend at least: 2 hours - full day+

Best Months

█ Best Month

  • January
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  • Best Month May
  • Best Month June
  • Best Month July
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  • Best Month September
  • October
  • November
  • December


Eagle Beach State Park is at Glacier Highway mile 29.


Alaska State Parks, Southeast Area Office - (907) 465-4563 Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation - http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/

Additional Information

Wings Over Alaska http://www.birding.alaska.gov/