Eagle Slough Natural Area

Eagle Slough is an oasis of wetland and mature bottomland forest, visited by over 160 species of birds. 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 contains some of the largest bald cypress trees in the state.


  • **Due to construction on US 41, Eagle Slough is currently only accessible from Waterworks Rd. From Evansville, take Weinbach Ave. south to Waterworks Rd., then proceed west for ¾ of a mile. The Eagle Slough parking area will be on the right.**
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Acres: 127
  • Year acquired: 2012
  • Trail: 1.2 miles, easy