Fodor's Expert Review Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

Haines Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

In winter, the section of the preserve between Mile 19 and Mile 21 of the Haines Highway harbors the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world. In November and December, more eagles gather outside Haines than live in the continental United States. Thousands come to feast on the late run of salmon in the clear, ice-free waters of the Chilkat River, which is heated by underground warm springs.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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Haines Hwy.
Haines, Alaska  99827, USA

907-766–2292

www.dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/eagleprv.htm

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