Brooks Island Overlook

Brooks Island, an island in the river, as seen from the overlook. An info sign is in the foreground.
View from Brooks Island Overlook


Brooks Island Overlook peers over the mile-long Brooks Island, a perennial bald eagle nesting site. Since 2010, three mated bald eagle couples have used the established nest in an American sycamore tree to incubate and raise their chicks. Though once listed as a threatened and endangered species, the bald eagle population within the country has steadily improved, and their sightings in the park have become more frequent! Two other nesting sites have been confirmed within the park in more recent years. 

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Last updated: March 15, 2022