There are a limited number of parking areas and pullouts available along Idaho 97, on the eastern shore of the lake. Motorists have been stopping and blocking traffic, which has prompted the state police to step up traffic patrols and issue citations. Inattentive drivers and cars suddenly stopping have created a serious safety issue on the highway.
Anyone wishing to view the bald eagles should use designated parking areas, such as Higgins Point, or identified pullout areas.
ITD and the Idaho State Police caution
motorists to slow down and pay attention when driving in work zones, where
increased speeding fines and other penalties apply. Motorists are encouraged to
plan ahead and dial 5-1-1 or visit 511.idaho.gov for information on the state
highway or interstate system.