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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, Anchorage

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
Wander the boardwalks at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, home to a large number of waterfowl and migratory critters not far from the city. Located along the Seward Highway, the wetland area wends its way back toward the mountains from the sea. Park in the nearby lot and go for a stroll around the 472 m (1,550 ft) long boardwalk network raised above the sloughs, estuaries, and swamps, and keep your eyes peeled for eagles, gulls, terns, swans, and more as they scour the area for food. As you walk, take time to admire the natural views of the mountains and bay surrounding you as well. Put Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Anchorage itinerary planner.
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  • We saw a Bald Eagle and other water fowl. Very nice walk over the marshlands. Easy to park and the price is right. Fairly windy day in the inlet but the berm protected us for the most part. Nice spot ...  read more »
  • Scenery is always great, but if lucky will see birds and moose. We saw quite a few swans, along with ducks, muskrats. 
  • We were there in September. Didn't see any wild life, but it was a good place to stretch as we traveled from Anchorage to Seward. The boardwalks are sturdy, clean and interesting. 
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