Freedom Park Learning Center
Located at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers, Freedom Park is one of the best places to birdwatch in the area. The large number of hawks, songbirds and raptors that migrate through this area in the spring and fall are impressive. This bluff-top location gives you a fantastic view of the river for many miles to the north and south. In late winter and into spring, Bald Eagles are seen here in good numbers. The eagles follow the melting ice as it recedes, and they are joined on their journey north by large numbers of Red-shouldered, Broad-winged and Red-tailed Hawks in migration. The Freedom Park Learning Center is a wonderful place to learn about the history, geology and nature of the region.
Directions: From the Prescott bridge, take Hwy. 35 south to Monroe Street. Turn right on Monroe and travel .6 mile to the park entrance.
Gazeteer: Page 58, B-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 52, CD-12 (10th edition).
Signature Species: Bald Eagle and Turkey Vulture.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot provided.
Nearest food & lodging: Prescott.