Lake Guntersville State Park

2024 Eagle Awareness


Thank you for joining us for 2024 Eagle Awareness Weekends! 


The 38th Annual Eagle Awareness Weekends were filled with good park friends, a new park addition, and great explorations! Many thanks to all who participated in Eagle Awareness Weekends, from our partners to team members, park guests, elected officials, and more - we appreciate you!

Stay tuned to our web page and social media for a Save the Date for the 2025 Eagle Awards in the coming months!



2024 Dates:

Weekend 1 - Canceled Due to Winter Weather Conditions: January 19–21, 2024

Weekend 2 - January 26–28, 2024

Weekend 3 - February 2–4, 2024


Live Bird Show Schedule 2024



Weekend One - Canceled due to Winter Weather Conditions - January 19th - 21st          Group Reservation Code: 1140

Weekend Two - January 26th - 28th        Group Reservation Code: 1133

Weekend Three - February 2nd - 4th      Group Reservation Code: 1141



For Lodge Reservations online, enter date followed by group reservation code. or call: 256-571-5440.

For Campground Reservations, call  256-571-5455 or 

For Campground Reservations Only: Eagle Awareness Packages can be added onto your stay during any of our Eagle Awareness Weekends for $110 per person. Please call the lodge to book your package!


Day Passes:

Day passes will be sold for each Saturday of our Eagle Awareness Weekends, these will include the guided tours to the eagle nests & live bird programs ONLY! 

Buy yours today:

Day passes are sold first come, first serve.

Adults: $25 

Kids Under 12: $10 


Eagle Awareness Weekends are unique and so special. Created to coincide with Alabama’s Bald Eagle Restoration Program in 1985, steeped in the tradition of birding lore and legend, and led by some of the best conservationists and birders in the field, these Friday through Sunday Lake Guntersville State Park events bring people of diverse backgrounds and common interests together in one of the most beautiful parks in Alabama to observe and learn about one of the most mesmerizing avian species on the planet. Every moment is filled with wonder, delight, old and new friends, adventure, and educational opportunities.

Eagle Awareness Weekends feature live bird demonstrations and programs provided by notable speakers, guided safaris for viewing eagles in their natural habitat, and the natural beauty of the mountains and Lake Guntersville. Each year we welcome hundreds of guests to experience and learn about the natural history of these majestic eagles, other birds of prey, and wild creatures.

Exclusive opportunities are offered each year during Eagle Awareness weekends through our packages, which include lodging, two breakfasts, and one dinner, a welcome packet, VIP access to presentations, discounts at the restaurant and gift shop, photo opportunities with birds of prey, engagement with featured sponsors, one-on-one access with the naturalists, and memories that last for a lifetime.

The park’s Pinecrest Dining Room serves delicious meals and whether you stay in a lodge room, chalet, or in the campground, the amenities are excellent. It's no wonder that these weekends are the perfect gift for the one that has "everything". These weekends fill quickly so we encourage you to reserve your package as soon as possible by going online and entering the weekend date you prefer followed by group code corresponding to that weekend. Online reservations click here:


lgsp eaw package rates




We are looking for sponsors for Eagle Awareness 2024!

Sponsorship Opportunities



This year, we will host an array of vendors throughout the lodge for guests to browse throughout the day. Check back for an updated list of vendors attending! 

If you want to be a vendor, please download the application below! 

Eagle Awareness Vendor Application


Purchase Alabama State Park Gift Cards Here!

Map of Popular Eagle Viewing Sites in the Park


Alabama State Parks Eagle Awards

Eagle Awareness Weekends