Sycamore Land Trust

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Sycamore Land Trust

Eagle Slough Natural Area

Great Egret, photographed at Eagle Slough by Steve Gifford

Eagle Slough is an oasis of wetland and mature bottomland forest, home to over 160 species of birds (see this PDF article about warblers at Eagle Slough). The preserve offers a walking trail with interpretive signage along an old rail bed, and a series of observation decks overlooking the wetlands and open water lake. The healthy bald cypress stands at Eagle Slough contain some of the largest bald cypress trees in the state. Check out our ongoing lists of bird and plant species seen at Eagle Slough.

County: Vanderburgh

Features: nesting platform for bald eagles, observation decks, warblers

Acquired with gifts from: Four Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Council, The Nature Conservancy, Traylor Brothers Construction, Vanderburgh Soil and Water Conservation District, Wesselman Nature Society, and Sycamore members

Click to enlarge trail map.

Click to enlarge trail map.

Acres: 127

Year acquired: 2012

Trail: 1.2 miles, easy

Directions to Eagle Slough Natural Area

  • From the intersection of US Hwy 41 and Waterworks Rd/Shawnee Dr, drive east on Waterworks.
  • The parking lot will be on your left after 0.15 miles.

Special note: The parking lot gate is sometimes locked due to recurrent episodes of trash dumping. If so, please park in the grassy area across the road. If you have any information regarding the trash dumper(s), please contact us at We greatly appreciate the help of our many volunteers who maintain the preserve!

Eagle Slough Natural Area on Google Maps