Eagle Watching by Boat: Lake San Antonio Professional Review and Guide
"Our nation's symbol is back from the brink of extinction. Lake San Antonio has the largest wintering population of once-endangered bald eagles in central and southern California. Watch from shore, or take a guided boat tour. Camp out, rent a cabin?and bring a bike or your favorite water sport equipment for a relaxing weekend. If you?re itching for an easy getaway, put Lake San Antonio on your list. This 16-mile-long lake set in an oak woodland and located about 20 miles inland from the Central Coast offers something for everyone who loves the outdoors. One of its big claims to fame is the international crowd it draws. Bald eagles traveling the Pacific Flyway from cold northern regions pass the winter here, forming the largest gathering of eagles in central and southern California. The big, majestic birds attract visitors from around the world. Like the avid human anglers who frequent the lake, eagles feast on the stripers, catfish, crappie, and bluegill the lake supports, as well as wintering waterfowl that travel the flyway."