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Don't miss the chance to see wild Eagles up close in Keith County!

Have you ever had the chance to see multiple wild eagles up close? NO? Stop into Keith County and visit our Eagle Viewing Center at Lake Ogallala!

The Center is located on the Southwest corner of Lake Ogallala and is open from 8 am to 2 pm each weekend from January to March. The center is manned by knowledgeable volunteers. Binoculars and telescopes are provided in this nice warm and cozy building for you, your family and your friends to enjoy viewing eagles in a nice warm and dry building!

At any given time there can be anywhere from 1 to 100 eagles to be viewed from the center. As Lake McConaughy freezes over during the winter the hydroplant keeps the water flowing in Lake Ogallala. This causes the eagles to group together all in one location.

What's a Hydroplant you ask? Hydropower is the harnessing the energy of moving water to produce electricity. The force of falling water turns a wheel (turbine). This turns a generator, which makes electricity. This form of technology has been used for over 100 years to generate electricity. The plant houses the turbine and all equipment to make this possible.

Not only can you view eagles from the center but you may also catch a glimpse of many different species. The wildlife ranges from Eagles, ducks, woodpeckers, cranes, hawks, to sparrows. You never know what you might catch a glimpse of while visiting the Eagle Viewing Center.

The center is full of different articles, pictures, diagrams, literature, and taxidermy animals to view up close. This center offers a great way to have an educational outing with your family and enjoy the great outdoors during the winter.

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