The Eagle Observation Tower is closed permanently
If all you do is drive in and have your kids run up Eagle Tower, you should re-think your plans! The tower is closed permanently and will eventually be torn down. According to some workers at the front desk, the plan is to replace the tower, but there is no time frame yet. In the meantime, take the kids on the Sentinel Trail on the other side of the road from the tower. It's a very easy, fun family hike!