As a highlight of Idaho Falls’ natural beauty and commitment to wildlife preservation, the Giant Eagle Waterfall Nest invites visitors to gaze upon a bird’s-eye view of the city. Find all the details you need to plan your visit in this guide.


The nest was created and installed by the city in 2018 in an effort to attract bald eagles to the city’s prominent waterfall. Standing at 16 feet wide, the nest provides a captivating glimpse into the lives of these majestic birds.

How to Get There

Located at the edge of the Snake River’s waterfall in Idaho Falls, the nest is a stone’s throw away from downtown Idaho Falls and the River Walk, easily accessible on foot, by bike, or by car.

List of Attractions

  • The Giant Eagle Waterfall Nest – the main attraction and testament to the city’s commitment to nature.
  • The marvelous view of the waterfall flowing from the Snake River.
  • The opportunity for bird-watching, especially during the nesting season.

Ticket Information

The site is free for all visitors.

Tips for Visiting

  • Remember to bring your binoculars for a better view of the nesting birds.
  • The best time to visit is during the early morning or late evening when the eagles are typically most active.
  • Pack a picnic to enjoy the beautiful, natural surroundings.
  • Keep a respectful distance from the nest and any eagles for their safety and yours.
  • Add a walk down the close-by Idaho Falls Riverwalk to make the most of your day.

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