Swan Observatory Wildlife Viewing Site

The Swan Observatory is a wildlife viewing site rebuilt in 2006, available for watching Trumpeter swans and, other waterfowl and wildlife in Blind Slough. A short, accessible boardwalk trail leads from the parking area to the shelter.

At a Glance

Usage: Moderate
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Located 16 miles south of Petersburg off the Mitkof Highway.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Viewing Wildlife

Trumpeter swans show up mid-October and into the winter; other waterfowl are available for viewing throughout the year.

Viewing Scenery

Views of Blind Slough and mountainous terrain across Blind Slough.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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