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Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

#168 of 479 in Wildlife in California
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
The times listed are only for the Nature Center Building, with "residents", exhibits and gift shop. Ancil Hoffman Park is open daily from 5:00 a.m. to dusk
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  • The Effie Yeaw Nature Center and preserve is right along the American River . The Nature Center is a welcoming collection of exhibits and living animals. The focus of the center is learning about...  more »
  • This nature center has programs for children and adults with enthusiastic docents. . One can also simply go walk the trails on your own through oak woodlands and along the American River . Many...  more »
  • We frequent Ancil Hoffman Park almost daily and walk the Effie Yeaw trails probably every other day - especially early morning and early evening when critters are more likely to be out and about...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful places I've been in a long time. Only $5 for parking from sun up to sun down. Great place to bring your family, your girl/boy friend. Awesome river views.
  • Free, informative, exceptional staff, beautiful surroundings, and free. Great place for kids and/or adults. Parking for the Park itself is 5 dollars. We'll worth it for this special place!
  • Would give this place 10 stars if I could. Went there with my kids in the 80's & 90's, now taking my grandkids. Such a wonderful place to teach children how to stop, take a breath, and listen, smell, see, feel the beauty all around us. The Nature Center is staffed by kind & caring people who are ready to share their knowledge of local flora & fauna, and there is always someone walking around with a snake or bird (all rescued and cared for lovingly) encouraging children to touch gently and learn. One of my all-time favorite places--a peaceful place to quietly learn more about the beauty of our local environs.
  • Effie Yeaw is an amazing place to walk. It has trails that walk you throughout nature. On your walks you will see deer, doe, fawns, turkey and many more. You will hear and see woodpeckers high in the trees. If you get tired, there are several benches to sit at. They have fantastic Maidu Indian replicas of a house outside. Bring a picnic and sit outdoors. There is a animal sanctuary inside; owl, lizards, and snakes. Inside you will also find a hands on self guided room with information about California wild life. Their docents are very friendly and will answer every questions your child has.
  • This place is awesome. Hiking, swimming in the river, viewing all sorts of nature. Coyotes, deer, birds, fish. And all the trees you could want to see for half a life time.

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