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. Bald cypress reaches the northern limit of its native range in the southwest corner of Indiana, and the bald cypress stands at Eagle Slough are a rare remnant of the cypress swamps that have mostly disappeared from our state.


  • 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