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Marblemount Fish Hatchery
This site is a working fish hatchery in a rural setting, surrounded by the Cascades, operated by Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Visitors are welcome daily from 8:00-4:30
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Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Area
Description: This stretch of the upper Skagit River hosts one of the largest and most visible populations of wintering bald eagles in the lower forty-eight states. Spawned out salmon carcasses become the wintering eagles’ main food source. Eagles can be viewed feeding on the gravel bars or roosting in trees.

Wildlife to Watch: Eagle migration coincides with spawning runs of chum, coho, and other salmon species on the upper Skagit River and tributaries. Eagles present November to mid-March; peaking in early January. The Nature Conservancy and public agencies work to protect wintering habitat for eagles.

Special Tips: Best viewing areas along Highway 20 at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Washington Eddy Lookout, and Sutter Creek Rest Area.

Other Activities: Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festival (360-853-7009)

Ownership: Mixed 
Size: 8 miles 
Closest Town: Rockport

RestroomsParkingTent CampingHikingPicnic tablesHandicap Accessible

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Bald Eagle - photo by USFWS
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Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Area : Wildlife Viewing Area