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Eagles and Birdies in The Dalles

12/29/2016 | Recreation, The Dalles, Wildlife


This winter is the perfect time to watch eagles and hit birdies. Don't worry, we mean to golf kind.

The Dalles Dam 2017 Eagle Watch

The bald eagles are back! Join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers for the sixth annual Dam Eagle Watch at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center on January 28th, 2017. Learn about our nations symbol by watching them in their natural habitat and enjoy interactive activities at the visitor center.

As bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food, the Columbia River provides an excellent food source for our winter guest. Westrick Park, near the dam and across from the visitor center, seems to be a favorite winter vacation spot. It is quiet and secluded December through early March.

In addition to interpretive lectures, presentations, and films in the theater, spotting scopes and a limited number of binoculars will be available outside to view the roosting eagles. The event is free, and the site is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own scopes, binoculars, and cameras.

To learn more about raptor viewing and educational opportunities in the Columbia Gorge area, check out the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum or The Rowena Wildlife Clinic.

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and Seufert Park are located just north of Interstate 84 at exit 87. Turn east onto Bret Clodfelter Way and follow the road to the visitor center. For more information, please contact The Dalles Lock Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857 or visit

The Dalles Golf and Country Club
Open to non-members November - March

Established in 1921, The Dalles Country Club is a 9-hole, regulation golf course. Plays 6,094 yards from the longest tees. Par 71 for 18 holes, with a course rating of 69.8 and slope rating of 121.
Each hole has three sets of tee boxes for different skill levels. Four sand bunkers and one water hazard. Free golf lessons for beginning women golfers every March. Free golf classes for junior golfers. Membership discounts in our well-stocked pro shop. Power cart season rentals available. Reciprocal golf privileges with other out-of-area country clubs. Call for hours and tee times, 455 HWY 30 West, The Dalles, OR 97058 - Pro Shop: (541) 296-5252 or visit

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