Eagle Slough Natural Area

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 contains some of the largest bald cypress trees in the state. Check out our ongoing lists of bird and plant species seen at Eagle Slough.


  • **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