In Search of Eagles
Eagles usually arrive at Quartz Mountain near the end of December and depart in early March. Eagles can be seen coming and going from their roosting areas, usually an hour after sunrise and about an hour before sunset. Eagles roost in the tall cottonwoods found along the north shore. On warm afternoons, the eagles can often be seen riding the thermals above Twin Peaks, Quartz Mountain and Hicks Mountain.
Join the park naturalist for an informative eagle presentation at the Group Camp Community Building, located across from the Quartz Mountain grocery store, and caravan to eagle viewing locations around Lake Altus-Lugert. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Inclement weather will cancel the event. Large groups may call for additional dates and additional self-guided opportunities are available. Layers of clothing are suggested, as it often feels colder near the water.