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Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee
Guiding Bald Eagle Management in Arizona
Nest Location

Needle Rock

Needle Rock Breeding Area

Nest Site: Needle Rock

Land Manager: U.S. Forest Service

Drainage: Verde River

Year Discovered: 1937

Elevation: 1500

Productivity: See Productivity Summaries


Closure Information: No foot or vehicle entry on the east side of the river. Floating through is allowed, but no stopping in the river or landing on the east side of the river is permitted. A small area on the west side may also be closed depending on nesting locations.

Boundaries: On the Verde below Bartlett Dam - Map

Dates: December 1 to June 30

Contact: Tonto National Forest, Cave Creek Ranger District 480-595-3300

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