Lake Guntersville State Park

2024 Eagle Awareness


Reservations open October 15th! 


38th Annual Eagle Awareness Weekends:
Year of Alabama Birding 2023-2024

January 19, 2024 – February 4, 2024


January 19–21, 2024
January 26–28, 2024
February 2–4, 2024


Live Bird Show Schedule 2024



Weekend One - January 19th - 21st 

Weekend Two - January 26th - 28th

Weekend Three - February 2nd - 4th


Eagle Awareness Weekends are unique and so special. Created to coincide with Alabama’s Bald Eagle Restoration Program in 1985, steeped in the tradition of birding lore and legend, and led by some of the best conservationists and birders in the field, these Friday through Sunday Lake Guntersville State Park events bring people of diverse backgrounds and common interests together in one of the most beautiful parks in Alabama to observe and learn about one of the most mesmerizing avian species on the planet. Every moment is filled with wonder, delight, old and new friends, adventure, and educational opportunities.

Eagle Awareness Weekends feature live bird demonstrations and programs provided by notable speakers, guided safaris for viewing eagles in their natural habitat, and the natural beauty of the mountains and Lake Guntersville. Each year we welcome hundreds of guests to experience and learn about the natural history of these majestic eagles, other birds of prey, and wild creatures.

Exclusive opportunities are offered each year during Eagle Awareness weekends through our packages, which include lodging, two breakfasts, and one dinner, a welcome packet, VIP access to presentations, discounts at the restaurant and gift shop, photo opportunities with birds of prey, engagement with featured sponsors, one-on-one access with the naturalists, and memories that last for a lifetime.

The park’s Pinecrest Dining Room serves delicious meals and whether you stay in a lodge room, chalet, or in the campground, the amenities are excellent. It's no wonder that these weekends are the perfect gift for the one that has "everything". These weekends fill quickly so we encourage you to reserve your package as soon as possible by calling 256-571-5440.


lgsp eaw package rates


For Lodge Reservations, please call: 256-571-5440 

For Campground Reservations, please call: 256-571-5455 or

For Campground Reservations Only: Eagle Awareness Packages can be added onto your stay during any of our Eagle Awareness Weekends for $110 per person. Please call the lodge to book your package!


Day Passes:

Day passes will be sold for each Saturday of our Eagle Awareness Weekends, these will include the guided tours to the eagle nests & live bird programs ONLY!

The amount of day passes will vary depending on each weekend, and will be sold first come, first serve on each Saturday morning. 

Adults: $25 

Kids Under 12: $10 



We are looking for sponsors for Eagle Awareness 2024!

Sponsorship Opportunities



This year, we will host an array of vendors throughout the lodge for guests to browse throughout the day. Check back for an updated list of venders attending! 

If you would like to be a vendor, please download the application below! 

Eagle Awareness Vendor Application


Purchase Alabama State Park Gift Cards Here!

Map of Popular Eagle Viewing Sites in the Park


Indya Guthrie, Park Naturalist
Lake Guntersville State Park 
O: 256.571.5445
C: 256.673.6137


Eagle Awareness Weekends