Eagles roost in Westrick Park near The Dalles Dam in winter.
Visitors flocked to The Dalles Lock and Dam for the third annual Eagle Watch, Jan. 19 and 20, 2013. More than 30 eagles were seen roosting and feeding in Westrick Park, located across the Columbia River from the visitor center parking lot. The park, which was closed to the public several years ago due to security restrictions, became a secluded, quiet location - a perfect wintering site for bald eagles and other migratory birds. The Dalles park rangers remind everyone that the visitor center parking lot is always a great place to eagle watch, regardless whether the visitor center is open, so bring your telescopes and binoculars and check it out!